Flappers' Dictionary (September 1922): "blouse" (to go); "sweetie"

Duane Campbell dcamp911 at JUNO.COM
Sun Sep 28 22:09:50 UTC 2003

On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 16:07:50 -0400 Dave Wilton <dave at WILTON.NET> writes:
> > Two items in the 1922 Flappers' Dictionary caught my attention:
> > 1) "blouse"--Why does "Let's blouse" mean "Let's go"? -- I
> > don't see this term in HDAS or Jonathon Green's _Cassell's
> > Dictionary of Slang_.
> Perhaps it's a variant of "to blow."

Could it relate to the military slang "hat up" (c. mid-60s)?  When you
went outside, regulations required you to be "covered", i.e., to have a
hat on. Thus "hat up" meant to leave.

So maybe ...


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