Etymology (Meaning of Words)/origin of a phrase


ANDREW ROSS HAY wrote at 2010-01-12 10:39:57
Oh Boy was certainly in use by 1917, as there was a PG Wodehouse play in New York at the time. When this became Boy Oh Boy I couldn't say. Andrew Ross Hay.

Rick wrote at 2014-09-14 00:11:33
Apparently there was a musical entitled, "Oh, Boy!" in 1917 so the phrase has been around since then. Perhaps that is where it origniated.,_Boy!_(musical)

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