a 19th-century term
Posted by Carolyn B on May 07, 1998 at 17:54:59:
In response to The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, written by Marie-Bernadette on May 06, 1998 at 16:00:20
] I haven't seen any words or phrases that would apply to lesbians-- even in the 18th century they did not seem to be acknowledged, at least as far as I know.
I have seen the term "tribade" used in an 1870s source but don't know how far back it goes. ("Naughty" words do sometimes tend to have older origins.)
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