Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 10:56:45 +0000
From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: wig out
I don't think of _wig out_ as being AAVE. It probably
does come from _flip one's lid/wig,_ which we have in
HDAS from the early 1930s.
Random House Reference
jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]panix.com
My source was the Al Young novel SNAKES which treats AA street life so
my first notice of the term was in that context.
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