Full record for Klingon n.

Definition a member of a fictional humanoid alien race featuring in the U.S. television series Star Trek and in subsequent associated series, films, publications, etc. Also in extended use. Also the language of this race.
OED requirements antedating 1968
Earliest cite G. L. Coon 'Errand of Mercy'
Comment New Entry in the OED in September 2003, with earliest dates of: 1968 (race), 1985 (language), 1968 (adjective)
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for Klingon n.

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1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. ix. 256 The Romulans are primarily armed and equipped with Klingon weapons, ships, matériel, etc.
1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. ix. 257 Physically, the Klingons are slightly oriental looking, dark complexioned, with bushy eyebrows that arch up at both ends. The men, without exception, are bearded. They have no patience with women.
1968 G. Roddenberry in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ i. vii. 116 A Klingon warship is attacking us with photon bolts, and there are near misses going on all around us‥explosions.
1968 G.L. Coon Errand of Mercy in J. Blish Star Trek 2 (1968) 41 The Klingon scout ship must have known that i was no match whatsoever for the Enterprise.
1985 B. Hambly Ishmael i. 9 And the Klingons are very skillful about things like that.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor vi. 109 ‘No, sir,’ the Klingon said quickly. ‘I'm not on the bridge. I'd like to come to your quarters if I may.’Klingon personal problems? Life just refuses to get simpler.
1992 M. Okrand Klingon Dictionary 9 A study has been undertaken to record and analyze the language and culture of the Klingons, with the ultimate goal of preparing an encyclopedia, as well as teaching materials.
1992 M. Okrand Klingon Dictionary 13 The best way to learn to pronounce Klingon with no trace of a Terran or other accent is to become friends with a group of Klingons and spend a great deal of time socialising with them.
1996 Linguistics & Sci. Fiction Sept. 2/2 There's an added bonus for real Star Trek fans in the form of‥an interactive point-and-click guide to the Klingon language.
1996 Linguistics & Sci. Fiction Sept. 2/2 Unfortunately, the sight of Klingons clashing ale tankards together‥is amusing for only so long.
1997 W. Shatner Avenger iii. 21 The planet's name was Chal, a Klingon term for Heaven.
1998 L. A. Graf & M. J. Friedman War Dragons i. 11 He was as deadly serious as if I'd asked him to contemplate the course of Klingon politics over the next hundred years.
1998 G. Cox Assignment: Eternity ii. 24 Not even a Klingon really wanted to know the day of his own death.
1999 M. J. Friedman My Brother's Keeper iii. ii. 19 He glanced at the base of the memorial spire, where the names of the Klingons' victims were inscribed.
1999 C. Pellegrino & G. Zebrowski Star Trek Next Generation: Dyson Sphere ii. 29 The natural universe, as every Klingon knew, was itself a fearful antagonist.
1999 M. J. Friedman My Brother's Keeper ii. i. 12 What I do remember is this—lying beside a crashing waterfall on Arronus Seven‥while a half-dozen Klingons advanced through the jungle to finish me off.
2000 Ling. & Sci. Fiction Newslet. Jan. (unpaged) While ViA's device cannot translate Klingon to Romulan, it does interpret seven other languages.