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Every generation seems to have its own characteristic expressions or slang.
Have you ever wondered how people spoke in the 1920s?

Expressions:
 
all wet-
baloney-
bee's knees-
big cheese-
bump off-
bunk-
carry a torch-
cat's meow-
cheaters-
crush-
dogs-
flat tire-
gate crasher-
giggle water-
hip-
high hat-
hooch-
hoofer-
kiddo-
kisser-
a line-
ossified-
ritzy,swanky-
real Mccoy-
runaround-
scram-
speakeasy-
spiffy-
swell-
whoopee-
absoulutely-
balled up-
bees wax-
breezer-
fella-
flapper-
glad rags-
heavy sugar-
jazz babies-
nifty-
razz-
swell-

Meaning:
 
wrong,mistaken
nonsense
wonderful person or thing
very important person
to murder
nonsense
to be hopelessly in love
superb,wonderful
eyeglasses
falling in love
human feet
boring person
an univited guest
alchohol
up-to-date
snobbish
bootleg liquor
chorus girl
friendly form of address
lips
insincere flattery
drunk
elegant
genuine article
delaying action
to leave quickly
a bar selling illegal liquor
fashionable
marvellous
a wild time
exclamation meaning yes
confused,messed up
business
a convertible car
guy
young women-outspoken,boyish
dressy clothes
a lot of money
another name for flapper
swell,excellent,cool
make fun of
good,a rich playboy
 
 
 

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