12 Super Cool Slangs And Phrases People Used In The 1920s -

12 Super Cool Slangs And Phrases People Used In The 1920s


If you think only kids use the slangs and phrases, you are highly mistaken. The culture of saying a short sentence which doesn’t means what it looks like started way back. People have been using these for a very very long time and some of the greatest English slangs came from the twenties. Back then, these phrases were an integral part of communication for the people. Even the slangs we use today have been derived from other terms of the past. It is always great to know where the words you are using come from. However, some of these phrases are not as popular as they used to be, but knowing what they actually mean is still fun.

1. Know Your Onions

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It means to know what’s going on.

2. Go Chase Yourself

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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Get the hell out of here, is what it means. We use this slang even today but with an exception where we replace “chase” with something else!

3. Petting Pantry

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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You have been here and you will again. What is it? A cinema hall.

4. Tell It To Sweeney

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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It means what would you say if you wouldn’t believe something to be true.

5. Cellar Smeller

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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Do you know someone who shows up only when there are free drinks? If yes, call them cellar smeller the next time you meet.

6. Flat Tire

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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It refers to a date that didn’t meet the expectations. Tinder, in short.

7. Hit On All Sixes

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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You hit on all sixes when you perform at full capacity. Or when someone says “You nailed it”.

8. Mustard Plaster

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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We all have encountered a mustard plaster, an unwanted individual who just wouldn’t leave. That stubborn guy who likes sticking around.

9. Hope Chest

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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A pack of cigarettes.

10. Bimbo

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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Back in the days, bimbo was used for tough guys. Things have changed now, for sure.

11. Handcuffs

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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People referred engagement rings as handcuffs. Maybe, for a few it is. For others it’s not. The decision and choice is all yours.

12. Jake

12 Super Cool Slang Phrases People Used In The 1920s

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It means everything’s ok.

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