Cantor was one of the vaudeville artists chosen to make a series of short experimental sound features in 1923. A Few Moments With Eddie Cantor can be seen on YouTube (and if you watched Boardwalk Empire you’ll recognize part of the routine instantly). The word that has me stumped comes at the 50 second or so mark.
“Homely? You’ve heard about people’s faces being wrinkled? Hers was a *********.”
It sounds like cordedith. I’m probably missing the obvious here but I just can’t figure it out. (A couple of the comments on the vid show that I’m not alone in this.) Any ideas?