Further Antedating of "Bingo"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 14 20:10:29 UTC 2007

As I have previously pointed out, this one really slipped under the
lexicographical radar screen in pre-online searching days.

bingo2 (OED 1936)

1923 _Lincoln_ (Nebraska) _Sunday State Journal_ 21 Oct. 27
(Newspaperarchive.com)  The midway was lined with stands and booths
running from "fortune tellers" to "Bingo Stands."

Fred Shapiro

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