A boring personA wedding ringA flapper's mother
An engagement ring was called a "handcuff".
Also, "zozzled" or "ossified".
A flapper's boyfriendA flapper's dadA flapper's haircut
No special names for are recorded flappers' mothers, though.
A car that doesn't run properlyAn elderly personA cigarette
An expression of happinessAn expletiveAn expression of surprise
As in, "Oh, applesauce!" Also, "Horsefeathers!"
A new danceAn expletiveSex
Sexually liberated flappers also went to "petting" and "necking" parties.
A burp caused by alcoholA miserable person, a wet-blanketA dance move
Also, a "Debbie Downer".
NonsenseAn arrogant personCounterfeit goods
Another way of saying "That's bull!"
A catAn attractive womanA car
From the Clara Bow movie, "The Queen of Sheba"
"I've no money""Stop making out""Get out of here"
Those sassy flappers wouldn't take any applesauce!
Counterfeit moneyA shy, lonely womanA divorced man
Nowadays, we'd call her a "wallflower".
A wealthy manA danceA man with sex appeal
From the Valentino movie of the same name.
A killjoyAn intellectualAn insect
Another term was "Mrs. Grundy".
A macho manA foolish womanA little girl
Did the 1920s lingo fool you?
To have sexTo drink alcoholTo have a good time
Hence the famous 1920s phrase, "make whoopee".
Can You Make It As A 1920s Flapper?
You're still an Edwardian at heart! I bet you haven't even bobbed your hair or shed your corset yet. Never mind, grandma. If you can't keep up with the jazz age, you may still make a good maiden aunt.
Come on, don't be such a cancelled stamp. Loosen your corset a little, learn some lingo, and embrace our new age.
You're walking the walk and talking (some of) the talk, but - by not talking about "manacles" and being ossified in polite society - you don't upset your Dapper and Mom. You're walking a fine line between being a modern girl and not giving your folks heart attacks. Well done.
You've got the bobbed hair, the great dress, and your beads hang straight. And, even if they don't, you're just so irrepressibly *you* that the Shebas and Sheiks around don't care! You're just the bees knees.
You're stylish, chic and smart. Whether dancing the Charleston until dawn, or sipping a Between the Sheets, you're the Sheba every girl wants to be.