Full record for Martian adj.

OED requirements antedating 1873
Earliest cite The Planet Mars: An Essay by a Whewellite
Comment Kathleen Miller submitted an 1877 cite from the New York Times. Bill Mullins submitted cites from articles in the magazine "Litttell's Living Age", apparently reprinted from earlier publication in Cornhill Magazine: "The Planet Mars: An Essay by a Whewellite" (August 23rd 1873), and "When the Sea Was Young" (September 2, 1876)

Earliest cite in OED2: 1880. Antedated to 1877 in OED3 in March 2003.

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for Martian adj.

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1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars i. 9 When he says we will make an indigenous Martian culture, he only means some of the Terran cultures here will be promoted.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars (1993) 10 When he says we will make an indigenous Martian culture, he only means some of the Terran cultures here will be promoted, and others attacked.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars (1993) 285 There are too many people coming up. You know that. They're not Martian, and they don't care what happens here.
1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 271 It's my duty as a Martian to inform the leaders of the first true Martian government.