How Well Do You Know 1920s Slang Terms?

Do you think you can decipher these 12 slang terms from the 1920s? It's time to find out! Take these tricky slang questions and find out if you've got the 1920's know how!
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In the 1920's, if someone told you that the "bank's closed" what were they trying to tell you to stop doing?
Making out
Throwing money around
Asking for favors
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What does this slang phrase mean? “That sounds like berries to me!"
That sounds good
That sounds terrible
That sounds weird
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What kind of woman would have been described as a "bearcat?"
An intelligent and warm woman
A lively and fiery woman
A meek and timid woman
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What kind of man is a "bimbo?"
A wimpy man
A macho man
An average man
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If you're acting like a "bluenose" what are you doing?
Being a killjoy
Talking down on others
Looking for favors
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What kind of woman would have been described as a "cancelled stamp?"
An ambitious woman
A voracious and passionate woman
A shy timid woman
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What kind of man would have been referred to as a "cake eater?"
A family man
A ladies man
A business man
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"A choice bit of calico" is.....
A desirable woman
A woman of the night
An unfavorable woman
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What does a "dewdropper" do all day long?
Cuts grass
Works his tail off
Absolutely nothing
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A person who was absurdly wealthy was most often referred to as an....
Egg
Rooster
Goose
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Which item was often referred to as a "gasper?"
A cigar
A cigarette
A pipe
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If you're wearing a "handcuff" what are you wearing?
An actual pair of handcuffs
A wedding ring
An engagement ring
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a bit slow when it comes to the slang of the 1920s. Fret not! We know it's not always easy to know the slang of a time that's long since passed. What's important is that you likely learned a thing or two along the way!

C+, 1920's Slang Slow

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This quiz revealed that you are totally 1920's slang savvy! It's not easy to learn the ins and outs of a culture you wernen't a part of. We commend you for your strong knowledge of history and slang! Well done!

B+, Slang Savvy

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Color us impressed! It's hard enough knowing the slang of the current decade let along the slang of the 1920s. There's nothing simple about 20's slang but that didn't stop you from pulling out a major victory! Well done!

A+, 1920's Slang Savant

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1
In the 1920's, if someone told you that the "bank's closed" what were they trying to tell you to stop doing?
Making out
Throwing money around
Asking for favors
2
What does this slang phrase mean? “That sounds like berries to me!"
That sounds good
That sounds terrible
That sounds weird
3
What kind of woman would have been described as a "bearcat?"
An intelligent and warm woman
A lively and fiery woman
A meek and timid woman
4
What kind of man is a "bimbo?"
A wimpy man
A macho man
An average man
5
If you're acting like a "bluenose" what are you doing?
Being a killjoy
Talking down on others
Looking for favors
6
What kind of woman would have been described as a "cancelled stamp?"
An ambitious woman
A voracious and passionate woman
A shy timid woman
7
What kind of man would have been referred to as a "cake eater?"
A family man
A ladies man
A business man
8
"A choice bit of calico" is.....
A desirable woman
A woman of the night
An unfavorable woman
9
What does a "dewdropper" do all day long?
Cuts grass
Works his tail off
Absolutely nothing
10
A person who was absurdly wealthy was most often referred to as an....
Egg
Rooster
Goose
11
Which item was often referred to as a "gasper?"
A cigar
A cigarette
A pipe
12
If you're wearing a "handcuff" what are you wearing?
An actual pair of handcuffs
A wedding ring
An engagement ring