Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 19:41:24 -0400
From: Evan Morris words1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WORD-DETECTIVE.COM
For a newspaper column, I am trying to trace the word "agita" in English.
It is absent from most dictionaries, both standard and slang, and Anne
Soukhanov, in her "Word Watch," notes 1982 as an "early" citation, which
seems awfully late to me. Does anyone have anything earlier, or a sense of
how the Italian "agitato" became "agita"?
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