1920s and 1930s Slang Dictionary, compliments of Capone's Dinner & Show. (2023)

At Capone's Dinner & Show, our staff commonly uses slang terms from the prohibition era. We've included some of these terms and phrases here so that you could brush up on your 1920's slang prior to coming to our show. Get into the era...when you leave our show, you'll be walkin' the walk and talkin' the talk!

Some of these terms have been used on products we offer in our Gift Shop. Be sure to check it out prior to the show, or after the evening is done!

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Alderman: A man's pot-belly.
Ameche: Telephone
Ankle: (n) Woman; (v) To walk

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Babe: Woman
Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman
Bangtails: Racehorses
Barber: Talk
Be on the nut: To be broke
Bean-shooter: Gun
Beef: Problem
Bee's Knees: An extraordinary person, thing or idea.
Beezer: Nose
Behind the eight ball: In a difficult position, in a tight spot
Bent Cars: Stolen cars
Big Cheese, Big Shot - The boss: Someone of importance and influence
Big House: Jail
Big One: Death
Big Sleep: Death
Bim: Woman
Bindle: the bundle in which a hobo carries all his worldly possessions
Bindle punk or bindle stiff: Chronic wanderers, migratory harvest workers, and lumber jacks
Bing: Jailhouse talk for solitary confinement
Bird: Man
Bit: Prison sentence
Blind Pig or Blind Tiger: Illegal drinking establishment where patrons pay entrance fee to view an exotic animal and are given a complementary drink
Blip off: To kill
Blotto: Extremely drunk
Blow: Leave
Blow one down: Kill someone
Blower: Telephone
Bluenose: A prude.
Bo: Pal, buster, fellow.
Boiler: Car
Boob: Dumb guy
Boozehound: Drunkard
Bop: To kill
Box: A safe or a bar
Box job: A safecracking
Brace (somebody): Grab, shake up
Bracelets: Handcuffs
Break it up: Stop that, quit the nonsense
Breeze: To leave, breeze off: get lost
Broad: Woman
Bruno: Tough guy, enforcer
Bucket: Car
Bulge, The: The advantage
Bulls: Plainclothes railroad cops; uniformed police; prison guards
Bum's rush, To get the: To be kicked out
Bump: Kill
Bump Gums: To talk about nothing worthwhile
Bump off: Kill; also, bump-off: a killing
Burn powder: Fire a gun
Bus: Big car
Butter and egg man: The money man, the man with the bankroll, a yokel who comes to town to
blow a big wad in nightclubs
Button: Face, nose, end of jaw
Button man: Professional killer
Buttons: Police
Butts: Cigarettes
Buzz: Looks person up, comes to persons door
Buzzer: Policeman's badge

C: $100, a pair of Cs = $200
Cabbage: Money
Caboose: Jail
Call copper: Inform the police
Can: Jail, Car
Can house: Bordello
Can-opener: Safecracker who opens cheap safes
Canary: Woman singer
Carry a Torch: Suffering from an unrequited love.
Case dough: Nest egg
Cat: Man
Cat's Meow: Something splendid or stylish
Cat's Pajamas: term of endearment as in "I think you are really really cool".
Century: $100
Cheaters: Sunglasses
Cheese it: Put things away, hide
Chew: Eat
Chicago lightning: gunfire
Chicago overcoat: Coffin
Chick: Woman
Chilled off: Killed
Chin: Conversation; chinning: talking
Chin music: Punch on the jaw
Chinese squeeze: Grafting by skimming profits off the top
Chippy: Woman of easy virtue
Chisel: To swindle or cheat
Chiv: Knife, "a stabbing or cutting weapon"
Chopper squad: Men with machine guns
Chump: person marked for a con or a gullible person.
Clammed: Close-mouthed (clammed up)
Clean sneak: An escape with no clues left behind
Clip joint: In some cases, a nightclub where the prices are high and the patrons are fleeced
Clipped: Shot
Close your head: Shut up
Clout: Shoplifter
Clubhouse: Police station
Con: Confidence game, swindle
Conk: Head
Cool: To knock out
Cooler: Jail
Cop: Detective, even a private one
Copped, to be: Grabbed by the cops
Copper: Policeman
Corn: Bourbon ("corn liquor")
Crab: Figure out
Crate: Car
Croak: To kill
Croaker: Doctor
Crush: An infatuation.
Crushed out: Escaped (from jail)
Cut down: Killed

Daisy: None too masculine
Dame: Woman
Dance: To be hanged
Dangle: Leave, get lost
Daylight, as in "fill him with daylight": Put a hole in, by shooting or stabbing
Deck, as in "deck of Luckies": Pack of cigarettes
Derrick: Shoplifter
Dib: Share (of the proceeds)
Dick: Detective (usually qualified with "private" if not a policeman)
Dingus: Thing
Dip: Pickpocket
Dip the bill: Have a drink
Dish: Pretty woman
Dive: A low-down, cheap sort of place
Dizzy with a dame, To be: To be deeply in love with a woman
Do the dance: To be hanged
Dogs: Feet
Dope fiend: Drug addict
Dope peddler: Drug dealer
Dough: Money
Drift: Go, leave
Drill: Shoot
Drop a dime: Make a phone call, sometimes meaning to the police to inform on someone
Droppers: Hired killers
Drum: Speakeasy
Dry: Place where alcohol is not served or person opposed to the legal sale of alcohol
Dry-gulch: Knock out, hit on head after ambushing
Duck soup: Easy, a piece of cake
Dummerer: Someone who pretends to be deaf and/or dumb to appear a more deserving beggar
Dump: Roadhouse, club; or, more generally, any place
Dust out: Leave, depart

Egg: Man
Electric cure: Electrocution
Elephant ears: Police

Fade: Go away, get lost
Fakeloo artist: Con man
Fella: a man
Fin: $5 bill
Finder: Finger man
Finger, Put the finger on: Identify
Flaming Youth: Male counterpart to a flapper.
Flapper: A stylish, brash young woman with short skirts and shorter hair.
Flat Tire: A dull-witted or disappointing date.
Flattie: Flatfoot, cop
Flimflam: Swindle
Flippers: Hands
Flivver: A Ford automobile
Flogger: Overcoat
Flop: Go to bed or fallen through, not worked out
Flophouse: A cheap transient hotel where a lot of men sleep in large rooms
Fog: To shoot
Frail: Woman
Frau: Wife
Fry: To be electrocuted
Fuzz: police

Gal: Woman
Gams: A Woman's Legs
Gasper: Cigarette
Gat: Gun
Get Sore: Get mad
Getaway sticks: Legs
Giggle juice: Liquor
Giggle Water: Liquor
Gin mill: Bar
Glad rags: Fancy clothes
Glaum: Steal
Goofy: Crazy
Goog: Black eye
Goon: Thug
Gooseberry lay: Stealing clothes from a clothesline
Gowed-up: On dope, high
Grab (a little) air: Put your hands up
Graft: Con jobs or cut of the take
Grand: $1000
Grift: Confidence game, swindle
Grifter: Con man
Grilled: Questioned
Gumshoe: Detective
Gumshoeing: Detective work
Gun for: Look for, be after
Guns: Pickpockets, Hoodlums
Guy: a man

Hack: Taxi
Half, a: 50 cents
Hard: Tough
Harlem Sunset: Some sort fatal injury caused by knife
Hash House: A cheap restaurant
Hatchet men: Killers, gunmen
Have the Bees: To be rich
Head doctors: Psychiatrists
Heap: Car
Heat: Police
Heater: gun
Heebie-Jeebies: The jitters.
Heeled: Carrying a gun
High-Hat: To snub.
High Pillow: Person at the top, in charge
Highbinders: Corrupt politician or functionary
Hinky: Suspicious
Hitting the pipe: Smoking opium
Hitting on all eight: In good shape, going well
Hock shop: Pawnshop
Hogs: Engines
Hombre: Man, fellow
Hooch: Low quality liquor
Hood: Criminal
Hoofer: Dancer.
Hoosegow: Jail
Horn: Telephone
Hot: Stolen
Hotsy-Totsy: Pleasing.
House dick: House/hotel detective
House peeper: House/hotel detective
Hype: Shortchange artist

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Ice: Diamonds
Ing-bing, as in to throw an: A fit
Iron: A car

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Jack: Money
Jalopy: An old car.
Jam: Trouble, a tight spot
Jane: A woman
Java: Coffee
Jaw: Talk
Jerking a nod: Nodding
Jingle-brained: Addled
Jobbie: Man
Joe: Coffee, as in "a cup of joe"
Johns: Police
Johnson brother: Criminal
Joint: Place, as in "my joint"
Juice: Interest on a loanshark's loan
Juice Joint: Illegal drinking establishment
Jug: Jail
Jump, The: A hanging

Kale: Money
Keen: Attractive or appealing.
Kick off: Die
Kiss: To punch
Kisser: Mouth
Kitten: Woman
Knock off: Kill

Lammed off: Ran away, escaped
Large: $1,000; twenty large would be $20,000
Law, the: The police
Lead: "fill ya full of lead": the term used for bullets
Lead poisoning: To be shot
Lettuce: Folding money
Lid: Hat
Line: Insincere flattery
Lip: (Criminal) lawyer
Looker: Pretty woman
Look-out: Outside man
Lousy with: To have lots of

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Mac: a man
Made: Recognized
Map: Face
Marbles: Pearls
Mark: Sucker, victim of swindle or fixed game
Maroon: person marked for a con or a gullible person.
Meat wagon: Ambulance
Mickey Finn: A drink drugged with knock-out drops
Mill: Typewriter
Mitt: Hand
Mob: Gang (not necessarily Mafia)
Mohaska: Gun, fire arm, piece
Moll: Girlfriend
Monicker: Name
Mouthpiece: Lawyer
Mugs: Men (especially refers to dumb ones)

Nailed: Caught by the police
Nevada gas: Cyanide
Newshawk: Reporter
Newsie: Newspaper vendor
Nibble one: To have a drink
Nicked: Stole
Nippers: Handcuffs
Noodle: Head
Number: A person

Off the track, said about a person who becomes insanely violent
Op: Detective
Orphan paper: Bad checks
Out on the roof: To drink a lot, to be drunk
Oyster fruit: Pearls

Packing Heat: carrying a gun
Pal: a man
Palooka: Man, probably not very smart
Pan: Face
Paste: Punch
Patsy: Person who is set up; fool, chump
Paw: Hand
Peaching: Informing
Peeper: Detective
Peepers: Eyes
Pen: Penitentiary, jail
Peterman: Safecracker who uses nitroglycerin
Piece: Gun
Pigeon: Stool-pigeon
Pinch: An arrest, capture
Pins: Legs
Pipe: See or notice
Pipes: Throat
Plant: Someone on the scene but in hiding, Bury
Plug: Shoot
Plugs: People
Poke: Bankroll, stake
Pooped: Killed
Pop: Kill
Pro skirt: Prostitute
Puffing: Mugging
Pug: Pugilist, boxer
Pump: Heart
Pump metal: Shoot bullets
Punk: Hood, thug
Pushover: A person easily convinced of something.
Puss: Face
Put down: Drink
Put the screws on: Question, get tough with

Rags: Clothes
Ranked: Observed, watched, given the once-over
Rap: Criminal charge
Rappers: Fakes, set-ups
Rat: Inform
Rate: To be good, to count for something
Rats and mice: Dice, i.e. craps
Rattler: Train
Red-light: To eject from a car or train
Redhot: Some sort of criminal
Reefers: Marijuana cigarettes
Rhino: Money
Right: Adjective indicating quality
Ringers: Fakes
Ritzy: Elegant
Rock, the: Alcatraz
Rod: Gun
Roscoe: Gun
Rub-out: A killing
Rube: Bumpkin, easy mark
Rumble, the: The news

Sap: A dumb guy
Sap poison: Getting hit with a sap
Savvy: Get me? Understand?
Sawbuck: $10 bill (a double sawbuck is a $20 bill)
Schnozzle: Nose
Scram out: Leave
Scratch: Money
Scratcher: Forger
Send over: Send to jail
Shamus: (Private) detective
Sharper: A swindler or sneaky person
Sheba: A woman with sex appeal
Sheik: A man with sex appeal
Shells: Bullets
Shiv: Knife
Shylock: Loanshark
Shyster: Lawyer
Sing: Make a confession
Sister: Woman
Skate around: To be of easy virtue
Skid rogue: A bum who can't be trusted
Skirt: Woman
Slant, Get a: Take a look
Sleuth: Detective
Slug: a bullet or to knock unconscious
Smoked: Drunk
Snap a cap: Shout
Snatch: Kidnap
Sneeze: Take
Snitch: An informer, or to inform
Snooper: Detective
Speakeasy: An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor
Spiffy: Looking elegant
Soak: To pawn
Sock: Punch
Soup: Nitroglycerine
Soup job: To crack a safe using nitroglycerine
Spill: Talk, inform
Spinach: Money
Spitting: Talking
Square: Honest
Squeeze: a female companion or girlfriend.
Squirt metal: Shoot bullets
Step off: To be hanged
Stiff: A corpse
Sting: Culmination of a con game
Stool-pigeon: Informer
Stoolie: Stool-pigeon
Stuck On: Having a crush on
Sucker: Someone ripe for a grifter's scam
Sugar: Money
Swanky: Ritzy
Swell: Wonderful

Tail: Shadow or follow
Take a powder: Leave
Take on: Eat
Take for a Ride: Drive off with someone in order to bump them off
Take the air: Leave
Take the bounce: To get kicked out
Take the fall for: Accept punishment for
Teetotaler: A person who abstains from the consumption of alcohol
That's the crop: That's all of it
Three-spot: Three-year jail term
Throw lead: Shoot bullets
Ticket: P.I. license
Tiger milk: Some sort of liquor
Tighten the screws: Put pressure on somebody
Tin: Badge
Tip a few: To have a few drinks
Tomato: Pretty woman
Tooting the wrong ringer: Asking the wrong person
Torpedoes: Gunmen
Trap: Mouth
Trigger man: Man whose job is to use a gun
Trouble boys: Gangsters
Twist: Woman
Two bits: $25, or 25 cents

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Under glass: In jail

Weak sister: A push-over
Wear iron: Carry a gun
Wet: Place where liquor is available or person who is in favor of legal alcohol sales
Whale: Heavy drinker
Wise head: A smart person
Wooden kimono: A coffin
Wop: derogatory term for an Italian
Worker, as in "She sizes up as a worker": A woman who takes a guy for his money
Wrong gee: Not a good fellow
Wrong number: Not a good fellow

Ya Follow: do you understand?
Yap: Mouth
Yard: $100
Yegg: Safecracker who can only open cheap and easy safes

Zotzed: Killed

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What are 4 interesting slang terms of the 1920s? ›

  • Goofy. Silly.
  • Gyp. To cheap someone out of something (short for.
  • Hard-boiled. Tough; without feeling or sentiment.
  • Heebie-jeebie. The jitters, the creeps.
  • Hep. Wise.
  • High-hat. To snub someone.
  • Hokum. Nonsense; something not to be believed.
  • Hooch. Bootleg liquor (from Hoochinoo, a tribe of Alaskan.

What are some 1930s slang words? ›

A number of interesting slang terms for drugs and alcohol became part of the vernacular during this era.
  • booze - whiskey.
  • cadillac - an ounce of cocaine or heroin.
  • giggle juice - whiskey.
  • hooch - whiskey.
  • jive - marijuana.
  • muggles - marijuana.
  • weed - marijuana.

What are some gangster slang words? ›

Gang slang terms
  • BG -n.- Baby Gangsta; an adolescent gangster.
  • bluh -n. - a slurred pronunciation of Blood. ...
  • Cuzz/Cuzzo -n. - Crip. ...
  • G -n. - a gangsta. ...
  • OG -n. - Original Gangster. ...
  • overhoe -n. - derogatory term towards a Ova Soldier gang member.
  • suwitchboy -n. - derogatory term towards a D.T.B ganster.
22 Mar 2019

What was a catchy saying in the 1920s? ›

Bee's knees is actually one of a set of nonsense catchphrases from 1920s America, the period of the flappers, speakeasies, feather boas and the Charleston." (Other such phrases: "elephant's adenoids, cat's miaow, ant's pants, tiger's spots, bullfrog's beard, elephant's instep, caterpillar's kimono, turtle's neck, ...

What did Jellybean mean in the 1920s? ›

In United States slang during the 1910s and early 1920s, a "jellybean" or "jelly-bean" was a young man who dressed stylishly but had little else to recommend him, similar to the older terms dandy and fop.

What are some old slang sayings? ›

List of 1950s Slang:
  • Antsville: A congested place.
  • Knuckle sandwich: A punch in the face.
  • Shiner: A black eye.
  • Tank: A big car.
  • Ain't that a bite: That's too bad.
  • Ball: A really good time.
  • Flip your lid: Go Crazy.
  • Made in the shade: Something's guaranteed to be a success.
17 Aug 2020

What are 5 slang terms? ›

Fire - Hot, trendy, amazing, or on point (formerly "straight fire") GOAT - "Greatest of All Time" Go Off - A phrase said to encourage someone to continue, usually when they're ranting about something (can also be sarcastic, as in, "but go off, I guess") Gucci - Good, cool, or going well.

What did flappers say? ›

The most famous flapper phrases are probably the cat's pajamas and the cat's meow. Both mean “excellent,” or “the best,” as in “Oh, I love her – she's the cat's pajamas!” The formula “animal + body part or piece of clothing = 'excellent'” was endlessly productive.

What does Ducky mean in the 1920s? ›

ducky in American English

pleasing, delightful, darling, etc. often used ironically. Word origin. early 19th-c.

What are old fashioned sayings called? ›

Adage, proverb, or saw: a widely known or popular aphorism that has gained credibility by long use or tradition.

What is the girlfriend of a gangster called? ›

A woman who's the companion or conspirator to a gangster can be called a moll. One of the most famous molls was Bonnie Parker, of the criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde.

What is a Blinky? ›

blinky (plural blinkies) (photography) in digital photography, a flashing pixel. Blinkies visually indicate the areas of a photograph where the exposure is beyond the range of the film.

What does putting K at the end of a word mean? ›

It's seen as something that we send when we're mad, frustrated, or otherwise want to put an end to a conversation. “K” is rude, dismissive, or cold. While some of us might still view “K” unattached to a nefarious meaning, it appears that the vast majority of us are well aware of its reputation.

What are the 2 two nicknames given to the decade of the 1920s? ›

The 1920s was the first decade to have a nickname: “Roaring 20s" or "Jazz Age." It was a decade of prosperity and dissipation, and of jazz bands, bootleggers, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, bootleggers, and marathon dancers.

What does applesauce mean in 1920s slang? ›

(slang, US, dated, 1920s) Nonsense, balderdash, bunk, piffle.

What does Lounge Lizard mean in 1920s slang? ›

Noun. lounge lizard (plural lounge lizards) (Jazz-age or flapper slang) An idler or pleasure-seeker; a person who spends considerable time loitering in bars and cocktail lounges.

What does Noodle juice mean in the 1920s? ›

Noodle juice: In a hilarious instance of 1920s slang, “noodle juice” meant “tea.” Bimbo: This was still a slang word back in the day, but it actually meant a tough-looking man!

What does flapper mean in slang? ›

The slang word "flap" was used for a young prostitute as early as 1631. By the 1890s, the word "flapper" was used in some localities as slang both for a very young prostitute, and, in a more general and less derogatory sense, of any lively mid-teenage girl.

What are any five slang terms and their definitions from the 1920s? ›

Hooch - Bootleg liquor. Hoofer - Dancer. Hotsy-Totsy - Pleasing. Jalopy - Old car. Joint - A club, usually selling alcohol.

What are some old sayings that people don't say anymore? ›

  • Pearls before swine - 78% (percentage of people who have never used the phrase) ...
  • Nail your colours to the mast - 71% ...
  • Colder than a witch's tit - 71% ...
  • Pip pip - 70% ...
  • Know your onions - 68% ...
  • A nod is as good as a wink - 66% ...
  • A stitch in time saves nine - 64% ...
  • Ready for the knacker's yard - 62%
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What are some unique phrases? ›

Unusual sayings in English:
  • to kick the bucket. A euphemism for 'to die'. ...
  • Break a leg! It might surprise you, but this expression is used to wish someone good luck. ...
  • to have two left feet. ...
  • to make a (right) pig's ear of something. ...
  • to have a butcher's. ...
  • under the weather. ...
  • to play it by ear. ...
  • the bee's knees.
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What are the most used slangs? ›

Bear in mind that most common English slang words used everyday are used for informal discussions, but in a formal setting, you won't want to use these.
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  • What's up? ...
  • I feel you – I understand and empathize with you. ...
  • I get it – I understand. ...
  • Same here – I agree.
  • My bad – My mistake. ...
  • Oh my God!
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What are some slang texts? ›

27 Texting Abbreviations: What They Are, Why They Exist, and How to Use Them
  • BTW: By the way.
  • CYA: See ya.
  • DM: Direct message.
  • FTW: For the win.
  • FWIW: For what it's worth.
  • ILY: I love you.
  • IMO: in my opinion.
  • JK: Just kidding.
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Is there a dictionary for slang words? ›

Dictionary.com's slang dictionary brings you slang definitions, plus everything you ever needed to know about American English slang words, Gen Z slang, British slang, and more! Find out how to use the new words you just read on social media or heard on Netflix.

What does 5X5 mean slang? ›

The term 5X5 is rooted in the communications within military forces through WWII to mean "I understand you perfectly." The first number represented the Signal Strength of a radio communication, and the second number represented the signal clarity on a scale from 1-5 -- 1 being the worst; 5 being the best.

What does the term 5/8 mean? ›

The Fraction five eighths or 0.625 in decimal. A time signature of quintuple meter in music.

What are some slang acronyms? ›

10 Trending Internet Slang Acronyms
  • 1 IDK: I Don't Know.
  • 2 SMH: Shaking My Head.
  • 3 IKR: I Know, Right?
  • 4 IMMD: “It Made My Day”
  • 5 SNH: Sarcasm Noted Here.
  • 6 AMA: Ask Me Anything.
  • 7 TL;DR: Too Long; Didn't Read.
  • 8 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It.
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How did flappers express themselves? ›

It wasn't just their fashion that made flappers; It was also their behavior and attitude. Flappers were young, fast-moving, fast-talking, reckless and unfazed by previous social conventions or taboos. They smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, rode in and drove cars and kissed and “petted” with different men.

What does cat's meow mean in 1920s slang? ›

THE CAT'S MEOW This is 1920's slang which means wonderful or remarkable.

What was alcohol called in the 1920s? ›

People typically got hooch or giggle water – alcohol– from a barrel house or gin mill, which were distribution places, and maybe kept it in their hipflask (which is pretty self-explanatory).

What does Horsefeathers mean in 1920s slang? ›

rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection).

What does flyboy mean in slang? ›

US. noun. Slang. an aviator, esp. in the Air Force.

What does you are all wet mean? ›

Completely wrong, mistaken, as in If you think you can beat the system and win at roulette, you're all wet. The original allusion in this expression is unclear, that is, how moisture or dampness is related to wrongness. [ Slang; first half of 1900s]

What is a slang word for old woman? ›

old maid. prune (slang) spinster. tabby - first used in the late 1700s. trot.

What do you call something that's old but high quality? ›

vintage. adjective. a vintage object or vehicle is old, but is kept in good condition because it is interesting or attractive.

What do mobsters call their mistresses? ›

goomar or goomah: Americanized form of comare, a Mafia mistress.

How does a gangster feel in love? ›

A mysterious woman recounts the rise and fall of Nikodem "Nikoś" Skotarczak, one of the biggest gangsters in Poland's history. Inspired by a true story.

What is a gun Molly? ›

A gun moll or gangster moll or gangster's moll is the female companion of a male professional criminal. "Gun" was British slang for thief, derived from Yiddish ganef, from the Hebrew gannāb (גנב). "Moll" is also used as a euphemism for a woman prostitute.

What is Spleef slang? ›

(slang) Sexual action resulting in a sound resembling a raspberry.

What is tiddlywinks slang? ›

tiddlywink (plural tiddlywinks) (UK, archaic or obsolete) (dialectal, slang) An unlicensed beerhouse or pawnshop.

What's a bindle slang? ›

bindle (plural bindles) (US and Canada slang) A bundle carried by a hobo (usually containing his possessions), often on a stick slung over the shoulder; a blanket roll. quotations ▼ (US and Canada slang) Any bundle or package; specifically one containing narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, or morphine.

What does KK mean from a guy? ›

The kk online acronym simply means "okay" or "message acknowledged." It's the same as nodding in person or saying "cool," "gotcha," etc. It's common to see kk or KK as a text message abbreviation or when you're playing online games.

What does ACK mean urban? ›

What Does Ack Mean? Ack is and abbreviation for “acknowledge“. Using Ack as slang was an easy way to reply to someone that you have seen their message without having to go into too much detail.

What letters can go before k in a word? ›

The letter k comes before the vowels i, e, or y. It also comes at the end of one-syllable words after any sound except a short vowel sound. The ck combination is used at the end of a one-syllable word after a short vowel sound. Less commonly, it comes after a short vowel sound and before a vowel e, i, or y.

What is the most used slang? ›

The most well-known slang words and phrases in America are “ghosted,” “salty,” and “on point.”

What is a 49 in slang? ›

49: An informal social celebration at an Indian gathering such as a powwow. 49in': Partying at a 49.

What does 250 mean in slang? ›

+ Follow. Did you know that the number 250 (二百五 èr bǎi wǔ) means “idiot” in China? In Chinese, 二百五 (two hundred and fifty) is a term used as an insult, which means "stupid person" or "to be a simple person". Why? One explanation is that it comes from diào, a currency unit of ancient China.

What is the most overused word in 2022? ›

Here are the Top 10 familiar but problematic words and phrases that people want banished in 2022.
  • Wait, what?
  • No worries.
  • At the end of the day…
  • That being said…
  • Asking for a friend…
  • Circle back.
  • Deep dive.
  • New normal.
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What does no cap mean? ›

No cap means no lie or truth. No cap is an internet slang expression used to emphasize that the speaker is telling the truth.

What is the most common word used in America? ›

'The' tops the league tables of most frequently used words in English, accounting for 5% of every 100 words used. “'The' really is miles above everything else,” says Jonathan Culpeper, professor of linguistics at Lancaster University. But why is this?

What does YEET mean? ›

Yeet is a slang word that functions broadly with the meaning “to throw,” but is especially used to emphasize forcefulness and a lack of concern for the thing being thrown. (You don't yeet something if you're worried that it might break.)


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