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today's wwftd is... shipoopi

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    the worthless word for the day is: shipoopi [neologism of Wolfe/Meredith?] slang : a woman; the girl who s hard to get(?) (Eric Partridge claims the slang
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      the worthless word for the day is: shipoopi

      [neologism of Wolfe/Meredith?]
      slang : a woman; the girl who's hard to get(?)

      (Eric Partridge claims the slang meaning is simply
      'a woman', dating from 1954.)

      "Remember the halcyon days, when you could get a
      cheesecake shot of any shipoopi into any paper by
      announcing she had just been chosen Girl I'd Most
      Like To Be Snowed In With?"
      - Bernard Wolfe, The Late Risers (1954)

      Now a woman who'll kiss on a very 1st date,
      Is usually a hussy,
      And a woman who'll kiss on the second time out,
      Is anything but fussy,
      But a woman who'll wait 'till the 3rd time around,
      Head in the clouds, feet on the ground,
      She's the girl he's glad he's found,
      She's his Shipoopi."
      - Meredith Willson, The Music Man (1957)

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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