Antedating of "Mom"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 30 02:02:52 UTC 2013

mom (OED 1894)

1846 _Spirit of the Times_ 14 Nov. 447 (American Periodical Series)  The rooster boy look'd in her face, And, "look-a-here," ses he: "Mom.  D'yer 'spose this nag don't know his pace?"

Fred Shapiro

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