Antedating of Bazooka(the instrument) 1918

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Mar 25 21:44:16 UTC 2007

>>By analogy with the usual "cleave [someone] to the
>>brisket/waist/teeth/etc." I suppose "bazooka" here refers to a body
>>My casual guess would be that it's an alteration of "bosom" (cf.
>>= "bazoomba" = "bazoom" = "breast"). Any relation to the musical
>>instrument's name?
>Maybe it's related to "bazooty," meaning "the buttocks" or "the ass."

But that would be "booty" with a "-z-" infix, right? If so, the milieu may
not be right.

-- Doug Wilson

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