#1920s #lingo #slang – We’ve been brushing up on our 1920s lingo in preparation for the big event. We don’t want to get our knuckle sandwiches mixed up with our rag-a-muffins, and neither should you. So we put together this cheat sheet to keep us all on the same page come fight night.
An expletive used when you don’t believe something, or think someone is ‘full of it’, as in, ‘Ah, Applesauce!’
A term of encouragement, as in, ‘well done!’
An expletive used when you don’t believe something, or think someone is ‘full of it’, as in, ‘Ah, Boloney!’
An extraordinary person, thing or idea, as in, ’She’s the bee’s knees!’
A term meaning ‘business’, as in, ’It’s none of your beeswax, buddy!’
The most important person, or a boss, as in, “He’s the big cheese.”
Illegal liquor, specifically, but can be used to describe other stolen or illegally copied things.
Ejection by force from an establishment.
Cat’s Meow/Cat’s Pajamas
Something splendid or stylish, similar to Bee’s Knees.
Slang word for a dollar.
Term used to describe something that is wonderful, fine, or alright.
To get dressed up in your best attire.
A term for a fight, or a boxing match.
Get A Wiggle On
Slang for ‘hurry up’.
Slang for ‘alcohol’.
Term to describe your best attire (going out clothes).
A strong, tough guy or gal.
Slang for ‘the jitters’, nervousness, or being spooked.
An expletive used when you don’t believe something, or think someone is ‘full of it’, as in, ‘Ah, Horsefeathers!’
Slang for an establishment.
Slang for the ‘mouth’.
Slang for a punch to the face.
On the Up and Up
Someone or something that is legitimate, honest.
A below-average, or average boxer.
A term for a boxer.
A dirty or disheveled person.
To make fun of.
Someone or something that is genuine, honest, a ‘stand up guy’.
Someone or something that is elegant, rich, or swanky.
Something or someone that is wonderful, as in, ’that’s swell’.
Take for a Ride
Describes removing someone from a situation, usually physically, as in, ’I’m gonna take you for a ride, buddy!’
Someone who is solemn, a buzz kill, or killjoy.