[Ads-l] slight antedating of "jail bait"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 7 11:47:11 EDT 2016

In the sense of someone likely to become a jailbird.

Not in OED. HDAS: 1934.

1933 Carl Erickson, Don Mullaly & Ben Markson _Girl, Missing_ (film):
I always knew you were jail bait.

The line may pun on the other sense, but the girls *are* in jail.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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