diggety/diggity dong/dog

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue May 20 13:46:42 UTC 2014

OED's Word of the day: hot diggety dog 1923.

ADS Dialect Notes 5.7 (1924) "Exclamations in American English" p. 270:

Hot:....--Diggety-dong (joy: Penn), --ziggety damn (surp. com.) --dog (joy: com., approv.: Maine [etc.]

Stephen Goranson


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