Antedating of "Kike"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 10 03:46:05 UTC 2012

kike (OED 1904)

1903 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 12 Sept. 4 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The kike is a more or less human animal of predatory instincts.  His lair is the sweat shop.  He immurs women and children and causes them to work many hours each day for a few cents.  He does not keep his lair clean.  The clothing that he sends out contains germs and vermin.

Fred Shapiro

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