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    Posted on Nov 26, 2013

    15 Old-Timey Slang Words We Should Bring Back Immediately

    Trust me, these slang words from the 20th century are pretty jake.

    1. Snootful: the amount of alcohol it takes to get drunk

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    This somewhat imprecise term first appeared in the OED in 1918. Imagine getting to have this conversation: "How much did you drink last night?" "Pretty much a snootful."

    2. Peanutty: small, child-like, trivial

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    "Peanutty" as an adjective meaning something closer to "petty" than "having the taste of peanuts" was first cited in the OED in 1922.

    3. Hotsy-totsy: appropriate, just right; later: pretentious or snobbish

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    First cited in the OED in 1924, hotsy-totsy has meant a few different things.

    4. Palooka: clumsy, loutish person

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    The term "palooka" was first cited in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1920, and was also used as the surname for a comic book character created that year.

    5. Skosh: a little bit

    mchenrycountyblog.com

    This noun, first cited in the OED in 1959, is taken from the Japanese word "sukoshi" meaning "a little."

    6. Tickety-boo: correct, okay

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    This sprightly adjective was first cited in the OED in 1939.

    7. Bippy: buttocks, ass

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    First popularized by the TV show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, in which "you bet your sweet bippy" was a catchphrase, this fun little word first appeared in the OED in 1968.

    8. Twitterpated: lovestruck, foolish

    therenodispatch.blogspot.com

    Well, this one has a special new relevance! The adjective was first cited in the OED in 1942.

    9. Nastygram: an angry, insulting missive

    thenextweb.com

    Another word with potential new social media relevance, "nastygram" was first cited in the OED in 1966.

    10. Judder: a verb that (probably) combines "shudder" and "jitter"

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    This term, first cited by the OED in 1931, is so good and descriptive!

    11. Yegg: burglar, safecracker

    sims.wikia.com

    This term, first cited in the OED in 1903, is thought to be taken from an American thief from the era, though that theory hasn't been confirmed.

    12. Noodge: to pester, nag

    giphy.com

    This word (borrowed from Yiddish, where it's still common) was first cited in the OED in 1960.

    13. Himbo: male version of "bimbo;" an attractive, spacey man

    collegiatetimes.com

    This word, first cited in the OED in 1988, is delightful. HIMbo.

    14. Cerealist: one who partakes in the popular all-cereal diet (!)

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    Appearing in the OED in 1905, which was apparently a magical year for everyone, is the word "cerealist," which reflected the popularity of the all-cereal "health fad" from that year.

    15. Jake: cool, excellent

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    This term, first cited in the OED in 1914, knows we always need another word for "cool."

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