Antedating of "Hijack" / "Hijacking"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 12 00:42:19 UTC 2013

hijack, hijacking (OED 1923)

1918 _Miami District Daily News_ (Miami, Oklahoma) 19 May 4 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Mulcting four soldiers of $35 by the Joplin authorities might be termed legalized "Hijacking."

Fred Shapiro

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