[Ads-l] calico cat

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 19 22:26:03 UTC 2021

OED has _calico_, adj., from 1807 (for horses), but doesn't mention a
calico cat till 1954.

1869 _Sun and New-York Press_ (N.Y.C.) (Nov. 16) 2: An old calico cat that
had been a resident of his family for several years.


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

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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list