1920s Slang Quiz

Match the 1920s expression on the left with its meaning on the right.

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“All wet!”                                                                                     a dollar           

 

“Applesauce!”                                                                           a college freshman

 

“Bank’s closed!”                                                                       to arrest

 

Cat’s pajamas                                                                          a woman’s legs

 

Clam                                                                                           the backseat of a car

 

Dumb Dora                                                                                drunk

 

Fish                                                                                             a speakeasy

 

Gams                                                                                          a bad idea

 

Hayburner                                                                               an expletive

 

Juice Joint                                                                               something splendid

 

Pinch                                                                                       a stupid female

 

Spifflicated                                                                              no kissing

 

Struggle Buggy                                                                 a solemn person

 

Wet Blanket                                                                           a gas-guzzling car

 




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