Further Antedating of "Boondoggle"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 10 01:03:42 UTC 2013

boondoggle (OED 1935)

1929 _New York Herald Tribune_ 3 Aug. 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The Prince also wore around his scout hat a "boondoggle," which is a bright leather braided lanyard worn much in the manner of the hat cord used by the United States Army.

Fred Shapiro

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