[Ads-l] Antedating of "Bobby Soxer"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 24 02:18:10 UTC 2016

bobby soxer (OED 1944)

1943 _St. Louis Post-Dispatch_ 22 Sept. 35/1 (Newspapers.com)  Donald O'Connor was escorted to a seat in the loges of the Pantages Theater by an usherette of the bobby-soxer type.

Fred Shapiro

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