Slang of the 30s  
Abercrombie A know-it-all
Abyssinia I'll be seeing you
Aces, snazzy, hot, nobby, smooth, sweet, swell, keen, cool Very good
All the way Chocolate cake or fudge with ice cream
All wet No good
Ameche, horn, blower Telephone
Apple Any big town or city
Babe, broad, dame, doll, frail, twist, muffin, kitten Woman
Baby Glass of milk
Bean shooter, gat, rod, roscoe, heater, convincer Gun
Beat Broke
Behind the grind Behind in one's studies
Big house, hoosegow Prison
Bleed to extort or blackmail
Blinkers, lamps, pies, shutters, peepers Eyes
Blow your wig Become very excited
Booze, hooch, giggle juice, mule Whiskey
Brodie A mistake
Brunos, goons, hatchetmen, torpedoes, trigger men Hired gunmen and other tough guys
Bulge Having the advantage
Bumping gums, booshwash Talk about nothing useful
Butter and egg fly, hot mama, sweet mama, sweet patootie, dish, looker, tomato An attractive woman
Butter and egg man The money man, the man with the bankroll
Buzzer Police badge
Cabbage, lettuce, kale, folding green, long green. color of money
Cadillac One ounce packet of cocaine or heroin
Canary A female vocalist
Cats or alligators Fans of swing music
Cave One's house or apartment
Check or checker A dollar
Chicago overcoat Coffin
Chicago typewriter, chopper, gat "Tommy Gun", Thompson Submachine Gun
Chisel Swindle, cheat, work an angle
Cinder dick Railroad detective
City juice, dog soup Glass of water
Clam-bake Wild swing
Clip joint Night club or gambling joint where patrons get flimflammed
Copper Policeman
Crumb A fink, a loser by social standards
Crust To insult
Curve Disappointment
Cute as a bug's ear Very cute
Dead hoofer or cement mixer Bad dancer
Dick, shamus, gumshoe, flatfoot Detective
Dig Think hard or understand
Dil-ya-ble A phone call
Dingy Silly
Dizzy with a dame Very much in love with a woman, sometimes at great risk to themselves, especially if she's someone else's moll
Dog house String bass
Doggy Well dressed but in a self conscious way
Dollface Name for a woman when a man is pleading his case or apologizing
Doss Sleep
Drilling, plugging, throwing lead, filling someone with daylight, giving someone lead poisoning Shooting a gun (at someone)
Drumsticks, pins, pillars, stems, uprights, get away sticks, gams Legs
Dukes, paws, grabbers, meat hooks hands
Egg A crude person
Egg harbor Free dance
Eggs in coffee Run smoothly
Evil In a bad mood
Face A Caucasian
Fem, filly, flame, flirt, fuss Constant girl companion to a boy
Five spot, a Lincoln $5 bill
Genius An extremely, unbelievably, dumb persons
Gin mill Place that serves liquor, sometimes illegally
G-man Federal agent, term coined by Machine Gun Kelly
Gobble-pipe Saxophone
Golddigger Attractive young woman actively hunting for a rich man
Greaseball, half portion, wet smack, wet sock, jelly bean Unpopular person
Grifter A con man or woman
Gumming the works To cause something to run less smoothly
Gunsel Gunman with a hint toward being a reckless loose cannon or young homosexual (insult)
Hard boiled Tough
Hocks, plates Feet
Honey cooler A kiss
Hop, rag, jolly up, romp, wingding Dance or party
Hotsquat Electric chair
House dick, house peeper House detective
Joe A average guy
Joed Tired
Juicy Enjoyable
K balling Salvaging parts from junked rail cars to rebuild others
Keen Very Good
Kibosh Squelch
Kippy Neat
Low down  All the information
Lunger Someone with tuberculosis
Make tracks, dangle Leave in a hurry, leave aburptly
Meat wagon Ambulance
Micky, Micky Finn Drink spiked with a knock out drugs
Mitt me kid! Congratulate me
Moll A gangster's girlfriend
Murder! Wow!
Nuts! Telling someone they are full of nonsense
Okie Migrant worker from Oklahoma
Off the cob Corny
Packing heat, wearing iron Carrying a gun
Pally Friend, chum, sometimes used sarcasticly
Patsy Innocent man framed for a criminal charge
Pill Disagreeable person
Pip Attractive person
Pitching woo, making whoopee Making love
Platter A record
Plenty rugged Big and strong
Pachuco Young Mexican living in the US
Ring-a-ding-ding A good time at a party
Rot gut, bathtub gin Prohibition alcohol usually made in back rooms and of low quality
Sawbuck $10 bill
Scat singer A vocalist who improvises lyrics, substituting nonsense syllables for words
Scrub Poor student
Shake a leg Hurry up
Skin tickler A drummer
Slugburger Adding day-old bread to ground beef.
Slip me five Shake my hand
Smooth Well dressed without qualification
Snipe Cigarette
Sourdough Conterfeit money
Speakeasy Bar disguised as something else or hidden behind an unmarked door
Squat Nothing
Stool pigeon, snitch Someone who informs to the police
Suds, salad, dough, moolah, rhino, bacon (as in bring home the bacon), bread Money
Take a powder, blow, split, scram, drift Leave
Taking the rap, taking the fall Taking responsibility for someone else's crime or crimes
The high hat A response in which one excludes another with irreverence and intent to offend
The kiss off The final goodbye as in exile or death
Tin Small change
Tin can, flivver A car
Tin ear, Ickie Someone who did not like popular music
Togged to the bricks Dressed up
Trip for biscuits A task that yields nothing
Twit Fool or Idiot
Whacky Crazy
What's your story, morning glory? What do you mean by that?
Wheat Person unused to city ways
Yo! Yes
You and me both I agree
"You shred it, wheat" You said it

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