10 Vintage Slang Words We Need To Bring Back

Gee, don’t you just wish you were a Hollywoodland star sometimes? Well, we can’t promise you that, but we can at least help you sound like one! Tune in to TNT’s Mob CityWednesdays at 9/8C and check out this lingo in action.

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As in: “Jimmy? He’s always causing trouble just to get a rise out of people. What a turkey.”
Now: Troll.

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As in: “Gee Mary, that pie you made for the bake sale today sure was swell.”
Now: OMG, what is air?

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As in: “That cat on the bass is hep with it!”
Now: Hipster.

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As in: “You seen the new Cary Grant picture? It’s positively dillenger!!!”
Now: ;alksjdf;lksfd, I can’t even.

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As in: “Ah yeah, Mary is okay. She’s just old hat, you know?”
Now: OFN, nothx.

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As in: “My date? Oh, it was fine. He was a bit of a yuck though. He didn’t even shine his shoes!”
Now: n00b.

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As in: “That Dizzy Gillespie? Why, he’s ace.”
Now: Win, yes plz.

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As in: “Well, he’s not much of a looker. But he gives me one big-tickle when we’re together!”
Now: LOL.

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As in: “Did you see the stems on that hoofer?”
Now: Twerker.

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As in: “Hey, you! Now, you didn’t see nothin’, see? Nothin’. Now scram!”
Now: l8r.

You cool cats want some more?

Don’t forget to tune into Mob City, December 4th on TNT!

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