Blow one down: Kill someone Squirt metal: Shoot bullets Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman Jingle-brained: Addled Keen: Attractive or appealing. Jack: Money Map: Face Crush: An infatuation. Gat: Gun Take the bounce: To get kicked out Nevada gas: Cyanide Sting: Culmination of a con game Sugar: Money Hatchet men: Killers, gunmen At Capone's Dinner & Show, our staff commonly uses slang terms from the prohibition era. To hear 1920's slang used proficiently, come see the show. Jug: Jail Hood: Criminal Flophouse: A cheap transient hotel where a lot of men sleep in large rooms Pipe: See or notice Gal: Woman Canary: Woman singer Fog: To shoot Hot: Stolen Soup: Nitroglycerine Droppers: Hired killers Boiler: Car Capone historian Mario Gomes has a nice list of today’s words with their Roaring Twenties-counterparts on his great site myalcaponemuseum – check it out! Scratch: Money Century: $100 Smoked: Drunk Guns: Pickpockets, Hoodlums Cheese it: Put things away, hide Call 407-397-2378 for an Entertaining Cast Recorded Preview, Information and Reservations. Rattler: Train Flat Tire: A dull-witted or disappointing date. Bulls: Plainclothes railroad cops; uniformed police; prison guards moll or gun moll: n. slang A gun moll was the female companion of an American gangster of the 1920s and 30s. Dogs: Feet Kick off: Die Dib: Share (of the proceeds) Nippers: Handcuffs Deck, as in "deck of Luckies": Pack of cigarettes Box: A safe or a bar Weak sister: A push-over Lettuce: Folding money Bracelets: Handcuffs Box job: A safecracking Croak: To kill All rights reserved. Boob: Dumb guy 59 Quick Slang Phrases From The 1920s We Should Start Using Again By Nico Lang Updated January 3, 2020. Throw lead: Shoot bullets Hype: Shortchange artist, I Mark: Sucker, victim of swindle or fixed game Pal: a man Patsy: Person who is set up; fool, chump High Pillow: Person at the top, in charge Snitch: An informer, or to inform Duck soup: Easy, a piece of cake Getaway sticks: Legs Rap: Criminal charge moll or gun moll: Bing: Jailhouse talk for solitary confinement Cooler: Jail Boozehound: Drunkard Twist: Woman Jerking a nod: Nodding Roscoe: Gun Put the screws on: Question, get tough with, R Out on the roof: To drink a lot, to be drunk Egg: Man Reefers: Marijuana cigarettes Blower: Telephone Chisel: To swindle or cheat for an Entertaining Cast Recorded Preview, Information and Reservations. Bit: Prison sentence Kitten: Woman Sap poison: Getting hit with a sap Big Cheese, Big Shot - The boss: Someone of importance and influence Paste: Punch Jane: A woman Knock off: Kill, L Iron: A car. A And that’s all totally valid…but also, it’s the ‘20s again right now. Nailed: Caught by the police Kale: Money Bump Gums: To talk about nothing worthwhile Lousy with: To have lots of, M