The first rule of Tolo Club is

…you don’t invite high school girls to Tolo dances.

Tolo ClubTolo is a girls-invite-boys dance whose name came from Chinook Jargon “to beat” [at one’s own game I reckon].  Nowadays it’s mostly a high-school thing, akin to a Sadie Hawkins dance.

This clipping is the earliest I remember finding for this use of “tolo”.


The Spokane press., April 08, 1910, page 1.