27 Quirky Slang Words from the 1910s

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27 Quirky Slang Words from the 1910s

27 Quirky Slang Words from the 1910s

Are you ready for a dilly of an evening? Let’s skiddoo, go on a bash and avoid grousers. It’ll be duck soup. I’m sure I’ll be whacked tomorrow.

bash: drunken spree
boner: mistake, error
call on the carpet: to scold
creep: sneak thief
crumb: mean person
dilly: something excellent

1910s
duck soup: easy
goldbrick: one who doesn’t do his share of the work
goop: moron
grift: run a con
grouser: complainer
hanging: excellent

1910s-car
hawkshaw: detective
ice: diamonds
jake: okay, all right
just off the boat: naive
keen: attractive, appealing

1910s-swimwear
louse: mean person
meathook: hands
pan: to criticize
pug-ugly: super ugly
roscoe: handgun
skiddoo: to leave

1910s-swimwear-girls
spruce off: avoiding work or duty by deception
steam up: aggravate, excite
vigorish: interest on a loan
whacked: exhausted

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