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A lot of people visited speakeasies illegal bars to drink smuggled alcohol and dance to jazz.
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Vocabulary

Some slang words in the 1920’s that were used to code words at the speakeasies.

1. All Wet - describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he's all wet."

That girl was all wet from people spilling their drinks on her last nigh.

2. Balled Up - confused, messed up.

He was all balled up from last night all that liquor he consumed.

3. Bank's Closed - no kissing or making out - i.e. - ".

Hey hey, Banks closed none of that in here.

4. Bearcat - a hot-blooded or fiery girl.

You see that bearcat over there she hot aint she.

5. Eat one's gums - idle chatter

Quite all that eat one’s gums.

6. Cheaters – Eyeglasses

Oh no I lost my Cheaters I lost my Cheaters.

7. Check - kiss me later.

Stop trinna kiss me check me later.

8. Dame - a female

Look at that Dame over there she fine isn’t she.

9. Gams - A woman's legs.

She got the smoothest gams don’t she?.

10. Hooch - Bootleg liquor.

This is the nastiest hooch I have ever tasted.

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