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German Origin?

Posted by Bookworm on September 09, 2004

In Reply to: Getting fresh posted by Lotg (OZ) on September 09, 2004

: How did the term 'get fresh' come to mean become flirtatious? Why fresh?

Here's what I found from M-W. Perhaps someone with knowledge of German could help.

4 [probably by folk etymology from German frech] : disposed to take liberties : IMPUDENT