colder than a witch's kiss

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Dec 15 02:45:11 UTC 2013

At 12/14/2013 06:17 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:

>Barry Popik examined the expression for witchy coldness and posted an
>entry on his website. Interestingly, the oldest printed version was
>"Cold as a witch's kiss" in 1918.

Euphemism of the Victorian Age (well, nearly).  Look in the 18th century.


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