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roller-coaster (n.)

also rollercoaster, and originally roller coaster, by 1884, from roller + coaster. As a verb by 1959.

Men not yet very old can remember when the street railway was a curiosity, patronized at first very much as the roller coaster is now, for the novelty of the thing. [editorial in St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Aug. 17, 1884]

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