1920’s Words And Phrases

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Posted: January 3, 2020 at 8:13 am

Now that we have entered the 20’s, It’s time to bring back some words and phrases from the 1920’s!  Check out a few of my favorites I came across thanks to the website Thought Catalog.

Ankle: to walk

“Bank’s closed!”: what you tell someone to stop making out

Bearcat: a lively, spirited woman, possibly with a fiery streak

Bimbo: refers to a macho man

“Butt me!”: “I would like a cigarette.”

Cash: a smooch

Darb: something deemed wonderful or splendid

Four-flusher: someone who mooches off the money of others in order to gain wealth

Giggle water: liquor, alcoholic beverage

Mrs. Grundy: an uptight or very straight-laced individual

Sheba – someone’s girlfriend; or a sexually desirable woman

Sinker: a doughnut

Check out the full list here!

Credit:  Thought Catalog.