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Re: Fido (origin and meaning)

Posted by DH on November 13, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Fido (origin and meaning) posted by Bob on November 13, 2004

: : I think a fido is a coin with error: a coin with a minting error

: : but also seems to be a Mid-20th century Acronym formed from freaks, irregulars, defects, and oddities, can anybody help with the date in which was first used?

: : any other meanings?
: Acronym finder supplies a number of other uses, and verifies freaks, etc.:
: http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?p=dict&String=exact&Acronym=FIDO
: I haven't found a date of first use yet.

A name for a dog of course. I do find "fido" the acronym in Webster's 1974 Collegiate Ed, which means it's been around for a good while. Coincidentally, I've experienced great difficulty in determining dates words first used; any followup on this very subject appreciated--DH