Etymology of the word `book' meaning `go'.
January 10, 2008 2:49 AM Subscribe
Another etymology question : what's the origin of the term `book' meaning `to go'. For example `Let's book on outta here", or "I'm gonna book down to the 7-11".
posted by tomble to Writing & Language (35 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't hear this phrase a lot, but I do rather like it, and I have often wondered where it originated. Google fails me because of how common the word book is.