This is the full read-only archive of the "Ask the Wordwizard" section of the original Wordwizard site. The responses to the questions originate from Jonathon Green, the compiler of the Cassell Dictionary of Slang and numerous other dictionaries.
When and where did the slang term six-pack originate as pertaining to "six-pack" of beer?
Submitted by Steve G (Springfield - U.S.A.)
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The first cited use of sixpack as pertaining to beer is dated 1961. It was not slang, merely descriptive.
Signature: Jonathon Green