[Ads-l] Antedating of "Dinosaur Hunter"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 8 14:16:20 UTC 2022

The March 2022 release of new words in the OED spotlights the entry for "dinosaur hunter," with a first use of 1902.  Here is an antedating:

1899 _Sun-Journal_ (Lewiston, Maine) 8 Aug. 4/3 (Newspapers.com)  The Dinosaur huntes who ae busy in Wyoming this summer are meeting with great success.

Fred Shapiro

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

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