Antedating of "Oomph"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 8 16:10:05 UTC 2012

oomph (OED 1937)

1935 _Billboard_ 25 May 16/3 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  She [Lucille Page] also adds a bit of hip-tossing and torso-heaving in her first number which is plenty oomph -- but plenty.

Fred Shapiro

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