Antedating of "Strip-Teaser"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 13 16:18:15 UTC 2014

strip-teaser (OED 1930)

1928 _Billboard_ 1 Dec. 37 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  Mae Brown continues as the sex-seductive strip-teaser, stopping the show with her first number.

[NOTE:  Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive has some occurrences of "strip-teaser" earlier in 1928, but in the meaning "the action of performing a strip-tease" rather than "a person who performs a strip-tease."

Fred Shapiro

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