hump (v) 1784

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 26 18:39:32 UTC 2007

Will you believe it, I have not humped a single mulatto since I am here.

1784 9 Mar.
William North (aide to Von Steuben) to Ben Walker, ms, Hist. Soc. of
Pa.  Visiting Washington at Mt. Vernon.

hump (v)
antedates OED2 (and HDAS) 1785- (Grose); next earliest citation is HDAS ca1800.

In: James Thomas Flexner, George Washington and the New Nation
(1783-1793), 1970, Little, Brown and Company, 24.
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