six-pack

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six-pack

Post by Archived Topic » Mon Feb 08, 1999 12:00 am

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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six-pack

Post by Jonathon Green » Tue Feb 09, 1999 8:00 am

The first cited use of sixpack as pertaining to beer is dated 1961. It was not slang, merely descriptive.
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