50 Phrases From The 1920s That Should Be Started Again

The 1920s in our history has probably been the most interesting of all times. That is partly because that was the era of free speech and some awesome quotes and phrases became very popular during that time.

Here we bring 50 Phrases From The 1920s that should be started again and you would agree with us.

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘A’

  • Ankle: to walk, Woman
  • Alderman: A man’s pot-belly.
  • Ameche: Telephone

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘B’

  • Babe: Woman
  • Bimbo: refers to a macho man
  • Bluenose: A prude.
  • Bubs: a woman’s boobs

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘C’

  • Cash: a smooch
  • Cheaters: Sunglasses
  • Choice bit of calico: a desirable woman
  • Canary: Woman singer

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘D’

  • Darb: something deemed wonderful or splendid, similar to “berries”
  • Dance: To be hanged
  • Dangle: Leave, get lost
  • Dumb Dora: an unintelligent woman

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘E’

  • Egg: a person who leads an absurdly wealthy, extravagant lifestyle (see: Gatsby’s “West Egg”)
  • Elephant ears: Police

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘F’

  • Four-flusher: someone who mooches off the money of others in order to feign wealth
  • Flimflam: Swindle

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘G’

  • Goog: Black eye
  • Giggle water: liquor, alcoholic beverage

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘H’

  • Handcuff: engagement ring
  • Half-seas over: shitfaced
  • Hard: Tough
  • Hotsy-totsy: Pleasing.

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘I’

  • Icy mitt: rejection from the object of one’s affection, as in: “He got the icy mitt.”
  • Ice : Diamonds

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘J’

  • Java: Coffee
  • Jorum of skee: a swig of alcohol, particularly hard liquor

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘K’

  • Know your onions: to know what’s up or what’s going on
  • Knock off: Kill

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘L’

  • Let’s blouse: Let’s blow this popsicle stand!
  • Lettuce: Folding money

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘M’

  • Manacle: Wedding ring
  • Mazuma: Dollar bills, cash, money
  • Moll: Girlfriend

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘N’

  • Noodle juice: tea.
  • Nicked: Stole

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘O’

  • Oyster fruit: Pearls
  • On a toot: on a bender
  • Ossified: drunk

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘Q’

  • Quilt: an alcoholic beverage that keeps you warm

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘P’

  • Plug: Shoot
  • Puss: Face
  • Pull a Daniel Boone: to upchuck

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘R’

  • Reuben: a hick or redneck
  • Ritzy: Elegant

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘S’

  • Sap: A dumb guy
  • Sinker: a doughnut
  • Scratch: Money
  • Spifflicated: inebriated

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘T’

  • Tomato: a woman
  • Take a powder: Leave
  • Take the air: Leave

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘U’

  • Upstage: arrogant, snobby
  • Under glass: In jail

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘W’

  • Whoopee: to have a good time, “make whoopee”
  • Wooden kimono: A coffin

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘Y’

  • Yap: Mouth
  • Yard: $100

Slang Phrases First Word Start With ‘Z’

  • Zozzled: shitfaced
  • Zotzed: Killed

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