[PW] Sources for "Hooker" Etymythology

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Mon Mar 12 08:17:33 PDT 2018


This one is a little ambigious, but seems to assume the legendary version:

https://www.nytimes.com/1994/10/19/arts/television-review-a-look-at-prostitutes-and-their-ways-a-close-look.html

as does this one (though the footnote, if checked, might modify things)

https://tinyurl.com/y7guzsf5

Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu


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On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:01 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> 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?
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