Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Today's OED antedating: "Eurotrash"

Eurotrash, slang, jocular, usually pejorative, jet-set Europeans living in the U. S., mainly in Manhattan, Miami, and Los Angeles (no entry): Essay titled "The Eurotrash Invasion," by Taki (Theodoracopulos), Esquire, April 1983, p 118, col 1: "It began a few years ago. The massive influx of Eurotrash, I mean. (The name was invented by native New Yorkers.) .../Eurotrash is utterly indifferent to the host culture; in fact, they are downright arrogant concerning anything American. The Eurocrowd in New York is now so large that it is self-sufficient."