[Ads-l] Antedating by Barry Popik of "Supermodel"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 3 01:44:28 UTC 2021

I must be pretty out of it tonight.  I meant to type "barrypopik.com has antedatings of _supermodel_."

Fred Shapiro

From: Shapiro, Fred
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:41 PM
Subject: Antedating by Barry Popik of "Supermodel"

I see that barry.popik at yale.edu has antedatings of _supermodel_ (OED 1967):

6 October 1942, Chicago Daily Tribune, pg. 21:
"Super" Models Are Signed for Fashion Show

So you want to be a model!
by Clyde Matthews (Dressner -- ed.)
Garden City, NY: Halcyon House
Revised edition 1948 (original edition 1943)
Pg. 256:
She will be a super-model, but the girl in her will be like the girl in you -- quite ordinary, but ambitious and eager for personal development.
(In another edition, this second-to-last page is Page 237. The "model of tomorrow" is discussed -- ed.)

Fred Shapiro

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