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> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 2:32 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> > "Invite" as an alternative noun to "invitation" dates back to the 1600's.
> > Everything old is new again.
> I was looking for information to that effect; where did you find it?
Dictionary.com says invite as a noun is "informal." But it includes this under "Word Origin & History":
1530s, a back formation from invitation; as a noun variant of invitation it is attested from 1650s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, Â 2010 Douglas Harper
Interestingly, M-W.com doesn't acknowledge invite as a noun at all. I thought they were descriptivists.
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