- San Francisco.
Origin of Frisco
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for frisco
There's the deed out in 'Frisco, with yours and John's name on it.
He came West in 1850, and was running a little shipping store in 'Frisco.
Our chance lay on the deck of the Southern Cross, and after that at 'Frisco.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
Are you going on to 'Frisco' as you first thought of doing, Dunbar?The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
For a minute I thought one of them 'Frisco ague spells had come east.Shorty McCabe
Word Origin and History for frisco
colloquial shortening of San Francisco, California, U.S., attested by 1856.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper