Antedating of "Hoofer"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 8 02:38:18 UTC 2012

hoofer (OED 1923, HDAS 1916)

1912 _Billboard_ 24 Aug. 14/2 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  Golden and Lee are a pair of hoogers whose work is lost on this kind of a bill.  On the bigger small-time is where these boys bleong and in a spot where their intricate steps can be appreciated.

Fred Shapiro

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