2020 is coming just in case you re-intro some 1920's slang

A list of 1920’s slang words for your reading pleasure

  • Bee’s Knees – An extraordinary person, thing, idea
  • Berries – is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee’s knees, As in “It’s the berries.”
  • Big Cheese – The most important or influential person. Same as big shot
  • Bluenose – An excessively puritanical person, a prude
  • Bump Off – To murder
  • Carry a Torch – To have a crush on someone
  • Cat’s Meow – Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee’s knees; The best or greatest
  • Cat’s Pajamas – Same as cat’s meow
  • Cheaters – Eyeglasses
  • Crush – An infatuation
  • Dogs – feet
  • Drugstore Cowboy – a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls
  • Dumb Dora – a stupid female
  • Fall Guy – victim of a frame
  • Flat Tire – A dull insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan
  • Frame – To give false evidence, to set up someone
  • Gams – A woman’s legs
  • Giggle Water – An intoxicating beverage; alcohol
  • Gin Mill – An establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar
  • Hard Boiled – a tough, strong guy
  • Heebie-Jeebies – The jitters
  • Hooch – Bootleg liquor
  • Hoofer – Dancer
  • Hotsy-Totsy – Pleasing
  • Jalopy – Old car
  • Joint – A club, usually selling alcohol
  • Keen – Attractive or appealing
  • Kisser – Mouth
  • Lounge Lizard – a guy that is sexually active
  • Moll – A gangster’s girl
  • Neck – Kissing with passion
  • Pinch – To arrest
  • Pushover – A person easily convinced or seduced
  • Ritzy – Elegant (from the hotel)
  • Scram – Ask someone to leave immediately
  • Sheba – A woman with sex appeal (from the movie Queen of Sheba)
  • Sheik – A man with sex appeal (from the Valentino movies)
  • Speakeasy – An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor
  • Spiffy – An elegant appearance
  • Struggle Buggy – the backseat of a car. A parent’s worst nightmare
  • Stuck On – Having a crush on
  • Swanky – Ritzy
  • Swell – Wonderful. Also: a rich man
  • Take for a Ride -To drive off with someone in order to bump them off
  • Torpedo – A hired gun
  • Upchuck – To vomit when one has drunk too much
  • Whoopee – To have a good time

This list is courtesy of Huffenglish check them out for English education & Technology. 

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