Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:37:05 -0400
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: New word? playdate
My kids have been playing with other kids for the past 10 years, but just
within the last year mothers have started saying "Let's arrange a playdate--"
a time when the kids can play. Even my daughter picked it up as a new term,
at least for our circle of friends. Is this really new or are we leading
This is entered in the _Random House Webster's College Dictionary._
Our earliest evidence is from the mid-1980s. I have little doubt that
it's at least somewhat earlier than this.
Random House Reference
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