[Dixielandjazz] Re: Origin of "Big Easy"

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Sun Sep 25 17:35:47 PDT 2005

Dear Hal and friends,
Just to add to the subject.
The following explanation comes from 'The Cassell Dictionary of Slang'
(1998. Jonathon Green):
Big Easy, the n. [1970s+] (US) New Orleans, Louisiana. [?coined by Conaway
as the title of his novel 'The Big Easy', later a popular film (1986);
presumably f. the stereotype of its free-and-easy lifestyle]
Kind regards,

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