[PW] Sources for "Hooker" Etymythology

Suzanne Watkins gilgunn2003 at ymail.com
Wed Mar 14 02:09:41 PDT 2018


hooker (n.)https://www.etymonline.com/word/hooker
Corlear’s Hook and Its Hooker History
  
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      From: "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
 To: "list at project-wombat.org" <list at project-wombat.org> 
 Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:02 AM
 Subject: [PW] Sources for "Hooker" Etymythology
   


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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