Antedating of "Hippie"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 8 02:07:57 UTC 2012

hippie (OED 1953, HDAS 1952)

1948 _Billboard_ 11 Dec. 18/4 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  Drawing everything from Betty (Legs) Henderson to a group of assorted hippies, the Clique Club, new Broadway jazz bistro, made its debut this week.

Fred Shapiro

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