16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem
Friend as a verb surprised me.
“The earliest citations for “outasight” come from the 1890s.” - but they don’t say what that citation is or how the word was actually used.
“Fly” definitely surprised me.
1893 S. Crane Maggie xviii. 150 You’re the kind of a man we like, Pete. You’re outa sight!
(A bit unsurprised by frigging and booze)