Date: Wed, 21 Jun 1995 18:34:37 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: ?Katie bar the door. (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 1995 10:28:03 -0500 (EST) From:ebrunslib[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] To: stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU Subject: ?Katie bar the door. One of our patrons is looking for the origin of the slang phrase Katie bar the door. After extensive searching in poetry books, songbooks and word and phrase books, we have come up with only one reference. That was in the New Dictionary of American Slang. It gives the meaning of the phrase and its use by the New York Times and William Kennedy but no dates and no background. Can anyone help? An answer directly to my e mail address would be greatly appreciated. Cheryl McBride East Brunswick Public Library, New Jersey ebpl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]