Further Antedating of "Frisbee"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 21 19:00:45 UTC 2013

frisbee (OED 1957)

1954 _The Gold Bug_ (Western Maryland College student newspaper, available at http://hoover.mcdaniel.edu/archives/Newspapers/TheGoldBug1954-55.pdf) 9 Nov. 3/2  WMC sports enthusiasts are always turning up with something new.  But this time they've outdone themselves.  They've come up with a new type of game called Frisby.  Supposedly the greatest event to hit the campus since the bunny craze of '52, Frisby is not as new as it appears but is in reality a comer from Merry Old England.  ... Just how Frisby found its way to the Hill is a mystery, but rumors have it that a certain freshman in Albert Norman Ward is responsible. ... For the information of Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other ancient schools, we are the first and only college in the U.S. to play this game. ...Waiters in the dinning [sic] hall have started a frisby [sic] tournament.

Fred Shapiro
YALE BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (Yale University Press)

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