[Ads-l] Antedating of "Butch" (Lesbian)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jul 30 17:09:29 UTC 2017

butch (lesbian) (OED 1954)

1947 _Vice Versa_ Nov. 19 (Archives of Sexuality & Gender)

"Boy meets girl meets heart"

I don't consider smart.

"Butch meets fluff -- that's luff!"

Is my idea of hot stuff!

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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