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Can You Match This Colonial Slang Term To Its Definition?

Back when our ancestors came to America, the words they used day in and day out were pretty different from the ones we use today! You might even say, they're a bit confusing! Think you can match these colonial slang terms to the definition?
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Choose the colonial word: Trousers slightly below knee-length.
Britches
Breeches
Patters

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Choose the colonial word: A tradesman.
Journeyman
Apprentice
Occupier

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Choose the colonial word: Jacket of cloth or leather, open at the neck, but without sleeves.
Cossock
Petticoat
Jerkin

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Choose the colonial word: Saucepans of various shapes and sizes.
Casters
Pipkins
Potpots

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Choose the colonial word: To put on the spit for cooking purposes.
Sear
Roast
Broach

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Choose the colonial word: Wide wooden shovel used to push bread and pies into the oven.
Paddle
Peel
Perkin

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Choose the colonial word: A day of rest and worship; for the Pilgrims it was Sunday.
Sabbath
Sabbatical
Ease off

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Choose the colonial word: Very stubborn.
Mulish
Willful
Weary

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Choose the colonial word: Men who make their living through agriculture, or farming the land.
Farmers
Landman
Husbandmen

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Choose the colonial word: Two weeks.
Longover
Fortnight
Langdue

C+, Colonial Confusion

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Let's be honest, the way our colonial ancestors spoke was mighty different than how we speak today! Knowing their slang and language is far from simple, yet you gave this quiz your all. Sure, you were a bit confused by these old school words, but at least you learned something new!

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Hey, did you secretly have a past life back in the colonial days? We sure wouldn't doubt it! When it comes to this era, you can truly walk the walk and talk the talk. Though you may have gotten hung up on a definition or two, matching these slang words was a breeze for a history buff like you!

A+, Colonial Expert

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Whether it was fetching water or putting on trousers, you know a thing or two about life as a colonial, especially when it comes to the slang! Matching these colonial terms to their definition was as easy as preparing some porridge in a pipkin on the stove. In other words- you know your colonial slang well!
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1
Choose the colonial word: Trousers slightly below knee-length.
Britches
Breeches
Patters
2
Choose the colonial word: A tradesman.
Journeyman
Apprentice
Occupier
3
Choose the colonial word: Jacket of cloth or leather, open at the neck, but without sleeves.
Cossock
Petticoat
Jerkin
4
Choose the colonial word: Saucepans of various shapes and sizes.
Casters
Pipkins
Potpots
5
Choose the colonial word: To put on the spit for cooking purposes.
Sear
Roast
Broach
6
Choose the colonial word: Wide wooden shovel used to push bread and pies into the oven.
Paddle
Peel
Perkin
7
Choose the colonial word: A day of rest and worship; for the Pilgrims it was Sunday.
Sabbath
Sabbatical
Ease off
8
Choose the colonial word: Very stubborn.
Mulish
Willful
Weary
9
Choose the colonial word: Men who make their living through agriculture, or farming the land.
Farmers
Landman
Husbandmen
10
Choose the colonial word: Two weeks.
Longover
Fortnight
Langdue

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