More Definite (Slight) Antedating of "Pizzazz"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 24 08:23:31 UTC 2013

If this holds up (which history renders a dubious proposition), it would be some recompense for the now untenable claim that New Haven originated pizza (in the U.S.):  perhaps at least we were the home of pizzazz!


On Jun 24, 2013, at 2:29 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:

> pizzazz (OED 1937 [26 Feb.])
> 1937 _Yale Daily News_ 23 Feb. 4 (Yale Daily News Historical Archive)  That the Blues were potentially better skaters cannot be doubted, but somehow they lacked the old pizzazz down on the Arena ice last night.
> Fred Shapiro
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