Goofy. Silly.

What are 5 slang words from the 1920s?

Goofy. Silly.

  • Gyp. To cheap someone out of something (short for.
  • Hard-boiled. Tough; without feeling or sentiment.
  • Heebie-jeebie. The jitters, the creeps.
  • Hep. Wise.
  • High-hat. To snub someone.
  • Hokum. Nonsense; something not to be believed.
  • Hooch. Bootleg liquor (from Hoochinoo, a tribe of Alaskan.
  • What phrases were popular in the 1920s?

    Bee’s knees is actually one of a set of nonsense catchphrases from 1920s America, the period of the flappers, speakeasies, feather boas and the Charleston.” (Other such phrases: “elephant’s adenoids, cat’s miaow, ant’s pants, tiger’s spots, bullfrog’s beard, elephant’s instep, caterpillar’s kimono, turtle’s neck.

    What does scram mean in 1920s slang?

    Scram – Ask someone to leave immediately.

    What was the slang like in the 1920s?

    Some of the most popular ganger slang words of the 20s included: bean shooter – a gun. beef – a problem or complaint. blow one down – to kill someone.

    What did Cat’s Meow mean in the 1920s?

    Something splendid or stylish
    Cat’s Meow – Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee’s knees; The best or greatest, wonderful.

    What does the phrase eggs in the coffee mean?

    eggs in the coffee [1920s-30s] – general phrase of approval, approval, everything is excellent, wonderful, ideal.

    What are 4 interesting slang terms of the 1920s?

    Best 1920s Slang

    • Alderman: A man’s pot-belly.
    • Ameche: Telephone.
    • Ankle: (n) Woman; (v) To walk.
    • Applesauce: Nonsense.
    • Babe: Woman.
    • Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman.
    • Baloney: Nonsense, something not to be believed.
    • Be on the nut: To be broke.

    What does mind your potatoes mean?

    Mind your Potatoes: Mind your own business.

    What does the term bee’s knees mean?

    of excellent
    When you refer to something as ‘the bee’s knees’, it means that it is of excellent or very high quality.

    What phrase means a person was easily convinced and seduced?

    Pushover: A person easily convinced of something. Savvy: Get me?

    Where did the term cat’s pajamas come from?

    The term ‘cat’ also was coming into use by the flapper set as a slang word for person, or cool person. Thus, ‘the cat’s pajamas’ became a way to say that someone was cool, great, special, the best. Other phrases such as ‘the gnat’s whiskers’ were invented around the same time in the same vein.

    What is a Vietnamese cappuccino?

    A delicious rich espresso topped with a meringue like fluff made with whipped sweetened condensed milk and egg yolk.