All Wet – Describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, “he’s all wet.”
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Applesauce – an expletive; same as horsefeathers; as in “Ah applesauce!”
Bee’s Knees – An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
Berries – That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee’s knees; as in “It’s the berries.”
Big Cheese – The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot
Blind Date – going out with someone you do not know
Bluenose – An excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of “the Blue Nozzle Curse. ”
Bump Off – To murder; to kill.
Cake-Eater – an effete ladies‘ man or someone who attends tea parties.
Carry a Torch – To have a crush on someone.
Cat’s Meow – Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee’s knees; the best or greatest, wonderful
Cat’s Pajamas – Same as cat’s meow.
Cheaters – Eyeglasses
Crush – An infatuation.
Darb – An excellent person or thing (as in “the Darb” – a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check).
Dogs – feet.
Drugstore Cowboy – a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls
Dumb Dora – a stupid female
Fall Guy – Victim of a frame.
Flapper – A stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts and shorter hair.
Flat Tire – A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date; same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan
Frame – To give false evidence, to set up someone.
Gams – A woman’s legs.
Giggle Water – An intoxicating beverage;
Gin Mill – An establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar.
Hard Boiled – a tough, strong guy
Heebie-Jeebies – The jitters.
High-Hat – To snub.
Hooch – Bootleg liquor
Hoofer – Dancer
Horsefeathers – an expletive; same usage as applesauce.
Hotsy-Totsy – Pleasing
Jake – OK, as in, “Everything is Jake.”
Jalopy – Old car
Joint – A club, usually selling alcohol.
Keen – Attractive or appealing
Kisser – Mouth
Line – Insincere flattery.
Lounge Lizard – a guy that is sexually active
Moll – A gangster’s girl.
Neck – Kissing with passion.
Ossified – a drunk person.
Pet – Same as neck, but more so.
Pinch – To arrest.
Pushover – A person easily convinced or seduced.
Ritzy – Elegant (from the hotel)
Scram – Ask someone to leave immediately)
Sheba – A woman with sex appeal (from the move Queen of Sheba) or (e.g. Clara Bow)
Sheik – A man with sex appeal (from the Valentino movies)
Speakeasy – An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor.
Spiffy – An elegant appearance.
Struggle Buggy – the backseat of a car; A parent’s worst nightmare
Stuck On – Having a crush on.
Swanky – Ritzy
Swell– Wonderful Also a rich man.
Take for a Ride – To drive off with someone in order to bump them off.
Torpedo – A hired gun.
Upchuck – To vomit when one has drunk too much.
Whoopee – To have a good time alcohol.
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