[Ads-l] meet cute

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 12:31:43 UTC 2022

OED's word of the day has meet-cute, n. from 1952; to meet cute, v. from 1941, "as they say in story conferences."

"They Meet Cute," New Yorker story title, by Alan Campbell. (Incipit: "The rest of the script is fine, boys....") May 22, 1937, p. 37, c.1.

(I don't have Variety archives online.)


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