[PW] Sources for "Hooker" Etymythology

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Mon Mar 12 08:01:09 PDT 2018



There is a popular apocryphal etymology of the word "hooker" denoting a prostitute, deriving the term from Civil War general Joe Hooker.  I need to find some of the more prominent books or other sources espousing this etymythology.  Can anyone point me to such sources?


Fred Shapiro



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