#9690. Asked by Beth. (Jan 19 01 4:11 PM)
According the wordorigins.org. It's rather mysterious in origin, being first used in 1902. It gained impetus during WWI when it was used to refer to anything German or that didn't work right. But the wartime derogatory reference is obviously not the origin, given the date of the first use.
Feb 13 01, 3:25 PM
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