[Ads-l] Antedating of "Rap Sheet"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri May 27 12:42:46 UTC 2022

rap sheet (OED 1949)

1947 Richard Finnie _Marinship: The History of a Wartime Shipyard_ 51 We used to secure a "rap sheet" -- that is, an individual's criminal record.

Fred Shapiro

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