One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Russell Lowell (1819–1891), author and diplomat. From potboiler + -y<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in H. Rider Haggard (1856–1925), novelist. From potboiler + -y.
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