Flappers' Dictionary (September 1922)
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I was searching the Ancestry.com newspapers for "Fluky" and "Chicago" and
"mustard" and this nice "Flappers' Dictionary" came up.
14 September 1922, EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER (Edwardsville, Illinois),
pg. 4?, col. 4:
COPYRIGHT 1921 BY EDGAR ALLAN MOSE.
_The Flappers' Dictionary._
Shifter: A Grafter.
Lemon-squeezer: Subway car.
Dipe-ducat: A subway ticket.
Snugglepup: A young man who attends petting parties.
Petting Party: A party devoted to hugging.
Fire-Alarm: A divorce woman.
Police Dog: Young man to whom one is engaged.
Cuddie-cootie: Young man who takes girl riding on a bus or in a Ford.
Stander: Victim of a female grafter.
Slat: A young man.
Blouse: To go, as, "Let's blouse."
Cake-basket: A limousine.
Dimbox: A taxicab.
Dropping the Pilot: Getting a divorce.
Noodle juice: Tea. (Not in RHHDAS?--ed.)
Dog Kennels: Pair of Shoes.
Cake-eater: Harmless lounge-lizard.
Lounge-Lizard: An expert gent on the sofa; a society man.
Oil Can: Unsophisticated young man.
Flat-wheeler: One who is stingy or broke.
Crape-hanger: A reformer.
Wheeping Willow: Same as crape hanger.
Nosebaggery: A restaurant. (Not in RHHDAS, but it has "nosebag" from
Finale-hopper: Young man who arrives after everything is paid for.
Nut-cracker: Policeman's nightstick.
Boob-tickler: Flapper who has to entertain her father's customers from out
Monologuist: Young man who hates to talk about himself.
Sweetie: Anybody a flapper hates.
Obituary notice: Dunning letter.
Face Stretcher: Old maid who tries to look young.
Apple sauce: Flattery.
Necker: Young man who holds flapper's check to his neck in dancing.
Corn-shredder: Young man who dances on his partner's feet.
Dumbell: A dumb guy.
Dumdora: A dumb girl.
Lalapazazer: A good sport.
Whangdoodle: Jazz band music.
Edisoned: Being asked a lot of questions.
Father Time: Any man over 30 years of age.
Pillow Case: Young man who is full of feathers.
Feathers: Light conversation.
Rock of Ages: Any woman over 30 years of age.
Strike breaker: Young woman who goes with her friend's steady while there is
Show case: Rich man's wife with her jewels.
Hen coop: A beauty parlor.
Mad money: Money she takes along to pay carfare home in case of a row.
Airdale: A Homely man.
Bean picker: One who patches up trouble and picks up spilled beans.
Cancelled stamp: A wall flower.
Walk in: Young man who goes to party without being invited.
Mustard Plaster: Unwelcome guy who sticks around.
Sod-buster: An undertaker.
Smith Brothers: Guys who never cough up.
Blushing Violet: A publicity hound.
Cellar-smeller: Prohibition enforcement officer.
Umbrella: Young man any girl can borrow for an evening.
Johnnie Walker: Guy who never hires a cab.
Orchid: Anything that is expensive.
His blue serge: His sweetheart.
Hand cuff: Engagement ring.
Eye-opener: A marriage.
Embalmer: A bootlegger.
Fire-extingujisher: A chaperone.
Whiskbroom: Any man who wears whiskers.
Crubber: One who always borrows cigarettes.
Fluky: Funny, odd, peculiar, different.
Barneymugging: Love making.
Munitions: Face Powder and rouge.
Trotzky: Old lady white mustache and chin whiskers.
Absent treatment: Dancing with bashful partner.
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