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    The A-Z's Of 1920s Slang

    Let's bring back the fast talk, because it's the bees-knees junior. Seriously let's make this happen.

    A is for Ankle

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    To walk, i.e. "Let's ankle!"

    B is for Boozehound

    A drunkard. "Get that boozehound out of here."

    C is for Canceled Stamp

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    A wall flower or shy girl. "Shelly? She is such a canceled stamp don't even bother."

    D is for Drugstore Cowboy

    A well-dressed man who loiters in public areas trying to pick up women. "I've seen that drugstore cowboy around."

    E is for Egg

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    A person who lives a life of extravagance. "He's a funny egg."

    F is for Flivver

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    Any old broken down car. "I'm stuck driving this flivver for now."

    G is for Glad Rags

    "Going out on the town" clothes. " Girls, get on your glad rags and lets go!"

    H is for Handcuff

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    An engagement ring. "Let me see that handcuff!"

    I is for Icy Mitt

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    To reject as a suitor; a cold or hostile reception. i.e. "She gave him the icy mitt."

    J is for Juice Joint

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    An illegal bar (also called a speakeasy) that sold alcohol during prohibition. "We're all headed to that juice joint tonight."

    K is for "Know Your Onions"

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    To know one's business or what one is talking about. "Oh, he know's his onions there is no doubt about that."

    L is for "Let's Blouse"

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    Lets get outta here! "This party is a drag, let's blouse."

    M is for Mrs. Grundy

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    A bookish prude or uptight woman. "She is such a Mrs. Grundy that she refuses to go into the water."

    N is for Nifty.

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    A common phrase meaning neat, cool, or handy. "She was wearing this really nifty, low-cut dress with a fringe around the hem"

    O is for Oliver Twist

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    A very skilled dancer. "Look at you, Oliver Twist!"

    P is for Petting Pantry

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    A movie theatre. Also used when one or more couples were making out in a room. "What's showing at the petting pantry?"

    Q is for Quilt.

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    A drink that warms you up! " I need a nice quilt."

    R is for Rub

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    A student dance party. "Will I see you at the rub tonight?"

    S is for Splifficated.

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    To get very drunk. "My word, i'm positively splifficated."

    T is for "Tell it to Sweeney!"

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    "Tell someone who cares." This saying also became a slogan for the New York Daily News. " Go tell it to sweeney".

    U is for Upchuck

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    Getting sick from alcohol. "Oh, Peter is going to upchuck."

    V is for Vamp

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    An aggressive tease or flirt. "What a vamp Carol is!"

    W is for Wurp

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    A wet-blanket, kill joy, or debbie downer. " No need to be such a Wurp."

    X was tough, so here's a nifty cat instead.

    Y is for "You slay me!"

    A phrase used if you find someone particularly funny. "Are you serious? You slay me."

    Z is for completely Zozzled.

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    Drunk, wasted, or completely gone. "The entire speakeasy was zozzled."

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