Flappers, Jazz & Ragtime, a New Culture & Revolution for Women
Slang of the 1920's:
And how!: I strongly agree!
ankle: to walk, i.e.. "Let’s ankle!"
applesauce: flattery, nonsense, i.e.. "Aw, applesauce!"
bank’s closed.: saying no to affection/kissing
bee’s knees: terrific; a fad expression
clam: a dollar
dewdropper: a young man who sleeps all day and doesn’t have a job
doll: an attractive woman.
get in a lather: get worked up, angry
heebie-jeebies: "the shakes," named after a hit song
jeepers creepers: substitute for goodness gracious or "Jesus Christ"
lollygagger: an idle person
mind your potatoes: mind your own business.
razz: to make fun of
so’s your old man: a reply of irritation