Bunny hug (dance?) (1902)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Sep 15 03:58:09 UTC 2007

Here is a little book readable in full via Google Books:

Wallace Irwin, _The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum_ (Elder and Shepard,
San Francisco, 1902).

It is full of slang (deliberately). The pages aren't numbered, but
under "XIV" we have:


O MOMMER! wasn't Mame a looty toot
Last night when at the Rainbow Social Club
She did the bunny hug with every scrub
 From Hogan's Alley to the Dutchman's Boot,


My poor-man's OED has "bunny hug" from 1912.

-- Doug Wilson

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