Can You Decipher 1920s Gangsta Slang?

The 1920's were a time of fast talking and epic lingo. Do you think you can decipher these pieces of 1920's gangsta slang? Let's find out just how cool you really are!
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If someone took the "big sleep" in the 20's what had happened to them?
They were in a coma
They were dead
They were unemployed
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If you were considered a "gumshoe" in the 1920's, what job did you hold?
Fireman
Doctor
Detective
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A person in the 20's who was wearing "bracelets" was actually wearing....
A wedding ring
Handcuffs
A scarf
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A ride in the "meat wagon" was a ride in a....
Car
Ambulance
Police car
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If you were "glomming" something in the 20's, what were you doing?
Stealing
Killing
Hurting
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What kind of woman was referred to as a "cake eater" in the 20's?
Flappers
Prostitutes
Housewives
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What kind of man was referred to as a "grifter" in the 20's?
A con man
A thief
A murderer
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What kind of person was a "stool pigeon?"
A lame person
A person who tattled
A person who was a coward
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If someone was "packing heat" what were they carrying?
Mittens
A knife
A gun
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What item was referred to as a "Chicago overcoat?"
An fur coat
A coffin
A hearse
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If you had a lot of "cabbage" in the 20's what did you have?
Food
Money
Possessions
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What kind of animal was referred to as a "bangtail?"
Dog
Cat
Horse
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When it comes to the gangster slang of the 1920’s, you could use a little help! While you may know the common slang of this decade, the slang used by the 20’s most notorious criminals is still a bit lost on you. Fret not, you probably learned a few cool phrases along the way! There’s no failure in that.

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When it comes to the gangster slang of the 1920’s no one knows the lingo of these notorious criminals quite like you do! While you may still need a bit of refreshing on some of the word, you’re above and beyond the average American.

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Were you a 1920’s gangster in a past life? There’s no real way of knowing, but your knowledge of gangster slang sure points to yes. Your expertise on this subject is not only impressive, it’s downright scary! Keep up the good work and feel free to impress your friends with your vast knowledge on 20’s slang!

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1
If someone took the "big sleep" in the 20's what had happened to them?
They were in a coma
They were dead
They were unemployed
2
If you were considered a "gumshoe" in the 1920's, what job did you hold?
Fireman
Doctor
Detective
3
A person in the 20's who was wearing "bracelets" was actually wearing....
A wedding ring
Handcuffs
A scarf
4
A ride in the "meat wagon" was a ride in a....
Car
Ambulance
Police car
5
If you were "glomming" something in the 20's, what were you doing?
Stealing
Killing
Hurting
6
What kind of woman was referred to as a "cake eater" in the 20's?
Flappers
Prostitutes
Housewives
7
What kind of man was referred to as a "grifter" in the 20's?
A con man
A thief
A murderer
8
What kind of person was a "stool pigeon?"
A lame person
A person who tattled
A person who was a coward
9
If someone was "packing heat" what were they carrying?
Mittens
A knife
A gun
10
What item was referred to as a "Chicago overcoat?"
An fur coat
A coffin
A hearse
11
If you had a lot of "cabbage" in the 20's what did you have?
Food
Money
Possessions
12
What kind of animal was referred to as a "bangtail?"
Dog
Cat
Horse