adj.— «He assured me that what he collects—and plays—is traditional, or “trad,” jazz. I told him I call it Dixieland. He called my terminology “unfortunate,” adding, “Eddie Condon hated the term Dixieland.” That should settle it.» —“‘Trad’ gift proves to be especially rewarding” by Jim Collins News-Herald (Willoughby, Ohio) Jan. 25, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Ben Zimmer says:

    In OED2 from 1956.

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