Roots of Language|
Kinky : The word has been in use since 1898 when it was used to denote a slightly eccentric person. In 1959, Colin MacInnes gave the word "Kinky" a sexual overtone in the book Absolute Beginners.
Loo : Etymologists are wondering as to when the word "Loo" became a synonym for the lavatory.
Pole Dance : According to OED, "pole dance" to denote a strip show was first used by the Chicago Tribune in 1992.
Wolf-whistle : Used to express sexual admiration, editors of OED can't seem to find examples of "Wolf-whistle" before 1952.
Stiletto : The word "stiletto" was first used in the New Statesman in 1959,. Editors believe it could have been used earlier.
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