Full record for earthgirl n.

Definition a girl or woman from the planet Earth
OED requirements antedating 1936
Earliest cite A. Macfadyen, Jr., 'The Time Decelerator'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1942 cite from Ray Cummings's "Gods of Space".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from John D. MacDonald's "Shadow on the Sand".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Jack Vance's "Meet Miss Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1982 reprint of Jack Vance's 1945 "The World-Thinker"; Mike Christie verified it in the original magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from "James MacCreigh's" "Donovan Had a Dream".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Henry Hasse's "Trail of the Astrogar".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite for "earth girl" from a 1975 reprint of A. Macfadyen, Jr.'s 1936 "The Time Decelerator"; Mike Christie verified the first magazine appearance in the July 1936 Astounding Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1959 reprint of Robert Silverberg's "The Planet Killers" (originally published in 1957 as "This World Must Die!".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from John Douglas' "Futura".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Thornecliffe Herrick's "The Lost World".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Milton Lesser's "Meet Miss Solar System".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Sylvia Jacobs's "The Pilot and the Bushman".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from Hal K. Wells's "Moon of Mad Atavism": currently this is the earliest cite for "earthgirl" as a single word.

Fred Galvin located a reference to the story "The Earth Girl" by Carroll K. Michener (Weird Tales, 12/1924); we would like to obtain a cite from this story.

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Citations for earthgirl n.

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1936 A. Macfadyen Time Decelerator in Astounding Stories July 39/2 He held out to the startled gaze of Kirschner, an object which he had brought from the seat of the machine—a cloak cut strangely from a cloth of peculiar texture and shade of color, such a thing as no earth girl wore, in 1937 A.D.
1939 H.K. Wells Moon of Mad Atavism in Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb. 35/1 You have given me an idea, Earthgirl, and it is one that I am afraid you will live to regret.
1942 R. Cummings Gods of Space in Planet Stories Spring 45/1 An Earthgirl? Certainly she looked it.
1945 J. Vance World-Thinker in Thrilling Wonder Stories Summer 40/2 Where is the Earth-girl?
1946 J. Douglas Futura in Planet Comics Nov. 11 Captives from a dozen space worlds had failed the tests of their project survival, but now Lord Mentor of Cymradia gloats as his telescreen records the final findings on specimen nine from Terra Belt Green—Futura, the Earth-girl‥.
1947 ‘J. MacCreigh’ Donovan Had a Dream in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 27/1 ‘Earthgirl?’ the guard repeated. ‘She didn't look like an Earthie.’
1947 H. Hasse Trail of Astrogar in Amazing Stories Oct. 57/1 Kraaz picked up the gun then bulked in the center of the room, ignoring the Earth girl in the guise of a Ganymedian.
1947 ‘J. MacCreigh’ Donovan Had a Dream in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 12/2 The Earthgirl got up to dance with the youth in Space Fleet blue.
1949 ‘T. Herrick’ Lost World in Planet Comics Jan. 8 Come, Earth girl, we you to spacer shall take. You fine specimen for students to see are!
1950 J. D. MacDonald Shadow on Sand in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 40/1 She wanted you for herself and you were paying too much attention to the Earthgirl.
1951 S. Jacobs Pilot and Bushman in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Aug. 93/1 The cosmetic business was one of the few that had not profited from the tourist trade, except insofar as lady tourists bought costly perfumes, and Earthgirls strove to mimic the natural—or unnatural—coloring of the fair visitors.
1955 J. Vance Meet Miss Universe in Fantastic Universe Mar. 6/2 But how in the world could I compare some cute little Earth girl with a Sadal Suud Isobrod? Or one of those Pleiades dragon-women?
1956 M. Lesser Meet Miss Solar System in Fantastic Universe Apr. 58/1 Jack the Ripper (said the Earth videocaster) has slashed his way into the public eye today by apparently rigging the Beauty Contest in favor of the Earth girl, Dawne Flaim of Richmond, Virginia, then declaring Earth-like Eros out of bounds for the contest, putting Miss Flaim at a terrible disadvantage in competing with the artifically evolved denizens of the outworlds.