[Ads-l] tiramisu (1978)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 20 21:30:51 UTC 2020

> On May 20, 2020, at 11:54 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> "Tiramisu" is dated by OED (1997 update) and Merriam-Webster to 1982. Here
> it is in 1978, as a dessert item served at Darcy's Restaurant in Sydney,
> Australia.

I first came across it in Italian restaurants in the UK (hence, maybe also AU), considerably before it appeared in the US. That might be worth pursuing.

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