Elvis in the Oxford English Dictionary
clone||(1979) ||Whig-Standard (Kingston, Ontario) 13 Nov. 23/1 |
|The 32-year-old is not one of a myriad of Elvis clones who came out of the woodwork when the King died two years ago. ''
|docudrama||(1981) ||Listener 17 &. 24 Dec. 790/2 |
|In the excellent docudrama film, This is Elvis, there is a painful sequence..when Elvis..attempts to sing `Are You Lonesome
|duck||(1969) ||N. Cohn
AWopBopaLooBop (1970) vi. 55 |
|He looked like another sub-Elvis, smooth flesh and *duck-ass hair. ''
|elf ||(1513) ||Douglas &Ae.neis viii. vi. 7 |
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|million ||(1969) ||N. Cohn AWopBopaLooBop (1970) iii. 27 |
|He [sc. Elvis Presley] has racked up twenty worldwide *million sellers. ''
|new wave ||(1980) ||Washington Post Mag. 18 May 28/5 |
|The first bands I heard referred to as New Wave were Englishmen Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson and the Police. ''
|peon ||(1977) ||Time 6 June 42/2 |
|He [sc. Elvis Presley] periodically tossed a sweat-stained scarf to the peons below.''
|plunk ||(1977) ||Time 29 Aug. 24/1 |
|He [sc. Elvis Presley] had wandered into Sun Records with his guitar, two summers before, plunked down &dollar.4 to sing a couple of tune
s to his mother.''
|quiff ||(1968) ||J. Ironside Fashion Alphabet 197 |
|Quiff, where the hair falls forward over the forehead before being brushed back. Made fashionable by Elvis Presley and Cli
ff Richard, so adapted for girls. ''
|record ||(1977) ||Listener 25 Aug. 247/2 |
|Elvis had been doing it..already, on a little Tennessee record label. ''
|rock ||(1956) ||Look 26 June 45 |
|Elvis Presley. The hottest thing rockin', sings throbbing lyrics that sound almost unintelligible. ''
|rockabilly||(1976) ||Time 27 Sept. 90/3 |
|Honky-tonk songs..came out of Texas in the late 1930s and early '40s. Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis adapted the style to rock 'n' roll i
n the '50s. Sometimes called rockabilly, it celebrates booze, gambling, fighting, steppin' out, temptation and, like all country music, love. ''
|rockabilly||(1968) ||Rolling Stone 25 May 1/3 |
|They called Elvis the `rockabilly'. ''
|rock and r||(1956) ||Observer 30 Dec. 8/8 |
|What else happened in 1956? Elvis Presley happened. So did Rock 'n' Roll. ''
|rock and r||(1977)|| Times 18 Apr. (Gramophone Suppl.) p. iv/3 |
|By the 1950s..popular music was to make another revolution for the record business... The rock'n'roll craze symbolized in the figure of Elvis Presley. ''
|rock and r||(1966) ||Listener 20 Oct. 568/1 |
|There were already a dozen or so young people rocking and rolling wildly to some vintage discs of Elvis Presley. ''
|Sellotape ||(1976) ||Daily Tel. (Colour Suppl.) 14 May 36/3 |
|There are four pictures (one bought in Piccadilly, the others from Elvis Monthly) Sellotaped to the wall.''
|tatty ||(1980)|| Times Lit. Suppl. 3 Oct. 1118/5 |
|The novel is firmly set in the very recent past..and rock music, fashion, the death of Elvis, the tattiness of London are d
escribed in detail.''
|wham-bam ||(1976)|| Publishers Weekly 4 Oct. 65/2 |
|Harbinson on Elvis..ticks off the outrageous `Hound Dog' of pop music in wham-bam style. ''