Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.
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Уроки английского: "Бэкфиш / backfish"

YOUNG FEMALE HUMAN BEING - backfish.

Backfish, originally a German compound combining backen ‘to bake’ and Fisch ‘fish’ meaning, as Pfeffer and Cannon (1994) define it, ‘a fish too small to be boiled but large enough to be baked’.
In English, the figurative sense ‘young woman’ is recorded for the first time at the end of the 19th century.
http://www.univ.rzeszow.pl/wfil/ifa/usar1/sar_v1_01.pdf
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Из лингвоэнциклопедического словаря - "Язык старой Москвы":
Бакфиш: девочка, становящаяся барышней
(петербургский сленг, был популярен и в Москве) (от англ backfish - девочка-подросток)
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