Do You Know Old Timey Criminal Slang?

Old timey criminals and robbers had a language that was all their own. Do you think you can decipher these 10 old timey criminal slang terms? It's time to find out! Take these quiz questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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What exactly is a "banana suit?"
Prison garb
An all black outfit
A judge's robe
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To a criminal a "bird" was...
A prison sentence
A type of weapon
A plea bargain
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If you were going on a "blitzing" you were going on a....
Jewelry heist
Bank robbery
Shoplifting spree
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If you were serving a "carpet" how many months would you be in jail for?
2 months
3 months
A year
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A criminal who practices "clipboarding" is otherwise known as a....
Scammer
Murderer
Thief
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What is a "creeper?"
A burgler
A car thief
A lotter
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A "dipper" was otherwise known as a....
Pickpocket
Law enforcement agent
A gypsy
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If a criminal was "ghosted" they were....
Transferred to another prison
Offered a plea deal
Given parole
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What is a "joey?"
A parcel of drugs
A gun
A knife
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Question 10/10

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What was a "ming on the wing?"
A police officer
A police car
A side kick
Result
Unfortunately, this quiz revealed that you don't know your old timey criminal slang very well just yet. Though you won't be able to talk the talk with any cat burglars anytime soon, you proved that you have grit and determination. You gave this quiz your all and learned some pretty cool words to share at your next get together. There's no failure in that!

C+, Criminally Average

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Whoa, this quiz revealed that you're criminally clever! We're almost a little worried by how well you know these old timey criminal slang terms. Did you spend some time in the slammer? Sure, could have fooled us! Your knowledge of criminal slang is impressive and almost a little scary!

B+, Criminally Clever

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This quiz revealed that know one knows old timey criminal slang quite as well as you do! In fact, we think you could go toe to toe with someone behind bars and totally out slang them in terms of criminal speak! It's clear that you have a keen mind for language, history, and cultural slang. You're amazing!

A+, Criminally Competent

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1
What exactly is a "banana suit?"
Prison garb
An all black outfit
A judge's robe
2
To a criminal a "bird" was...
A prison sentence
A type of weapon
A plea bargain
3
If you were going on a "blitzing" you were going on a....
Jewelry heist
Bank robbery
Shoplifting spree
4
If you were serving a "carpet" how many months would you be in jail for?
2 months
3 months
A year
5
A criminal who practices "clipboarding" is otherwise known as a....
Scammer
Murderer
Thief
6
What is a "creeper?"
A burgler
A car thief
A lotter
7
A "dipper" was otherwise known as a....
Pickpocket
Law enforcement agent
A gypsy
8
If a criminal was "ghosted" they were....
Transferred to another prison
Offered a plea deal
Given parole
9
What is a "joey?"
A parcel of drugs
A gun
A knife
10
What was a "ming on the wing?"
A police officer
A police car
A side kick