1940s american slang

1920’s Slang Dictionary - Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games

1920’s Slang Dictionary A Alderman: A man's pot-belly. Ameche: Telephone Ankle: (n) Woman; (v) To walk B Babe: Woman Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman Bangtails: Racehorses Barber: Talk Be on the nut: To be broke Bean-shooter: Gun Beef: Problem Bee's Knees: An extraordinary person, thing or idea. Beezer: Nose Behind the eight ball: In a difficult position, in a tight spot Bent Cars: Stolen …

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November 7th,2019

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originate from a corruption of the American slang term zoot-suits, a style worn in 1930s and 1940s American subculture (Nixon 1994, p.33). It later came to mean

November 7th,2019

1920’s Slang Dictionary - Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games

1920’s Slang Dictionary A Alderman: A man's pot-belly. Ameche: Telephone Ankle: (n) Woman; (v) To walk B Babe: Woman Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman Bangtails: Racehorses Barber: Talk Be on the nut: To be broke Bean-shooter: Gun Beef: Problem Bee's Knees: An extraordinary person, thing or idea. Beezer: Nose Behind the eight ball: In a difficult position, in a tight spot Bent Cars: Stolen …

November 7th,2019

CHAPTER 8 THE AMERICAN ECONOMY DURING THE 1940s

CHAPTER 8 THE AMERICAN ECONOMY DURING THE 1940s. Gene Smiley, The American Economy in the 20 th Century , Chapter 8: Page 8- 2 : Revised 5-13-93 materials. Prior to the Second World War, the United States had produced less than 1,200 combat planes and less than 1,200 tanks.7 During the five years of the war, the United States built nearly 300,000 planes, over 72,000 naval ships, nearly 5,000 merchant …

November 7th,2019

THE SOCIOLOGY OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC (SOAP) UNIT 3 …

Without a Cause," "Blackboard Jungle") - the first generation of American "teenagers" was created, and with it, a teenage identity separate from adults - teens had their own clothes, hairstyles, slang, and music (rock 'n' roll) - this "generation gap" that began in the 1950s grew to become a cultural revolution in the 1960s

November 7th,2019

Slang By Decade - Wilcox's English Classes

From Flappers To Rappers - A Sampling Of Slang By Decade 1920s - bee’s knees, cat’s pajamas (the ultimate) - gams (a woman’s legs) - dogs (feet)

November 7th,2019

Caló Pachuco - Linguistics

Caló Pachuco ! ‘Pachuco’ – slang term for El Paso, Texas ! Pachuco culture of the 1940s associated with Mexican immigrant community in the US - – came to mean any marginalized Mexican American, often associated with gang activity (similar to ‘Cholo’ today). ! Marginalized elemental of immigrant community

November 7th,2019

The Sopranos: A Viewer's Glossary - GGJaguar

“Whyos” – (American slang) – the Whyos (“Why- oh’s”) were one of five of five major gangs in New York City, specifically Manhattan, in the late 19 th Century. Though not an Italian-based word, it was used frequently in the show beginning in the third season.

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