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Thread #56224 Message #877690
Posted By: GUEST,Q
29-Jan-03 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Epithet for English Immigrants in Song?
Subject: RE: Epithet for English Immigrants in Song?
Checked my Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue." Hick was applied in cant to country or ignorant people by the end of the 18th century. How much earlier than that I don't know.