more old slang

1. clean out : to deprive of money illicitly (1810)

2. howling cheese : an overdressed dandy  ( 1860-1895 )Sczcecin 2 2012 028

3.  cow cow : to be in a rage ; to scold ( early 20th C. )

4. comb the cat  : to run one’s finger through the cat-o’-nine tails to separate the tails ( nautical  and military  (1800-1895)

5. Doughboy : an American infantryman ( 1867 )  ( revived 1917 )

6. cop : catch ; capture ( 1700 )

7. handle the ribbons : to handle a coach or a carriage ( 1827 )

8. fall in : to be quite wrong ( 1900 )Ports of Call San Pedro 014

9.  the jig is up : the game is up ( 1850 )

10.  mugwump : a great man ; an important one ( 1830

bonus .    goo goo :  lip balm ( c. 1991 )

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4 responses to “more old slang

  1. Toni

    Pretty sad that I use some of these. Makes me old.

  2. Reblogged this on itkindofgotawayfromyou and commented:

    Another re-blogged post .

  3. I’m surprised at “mugwump” – then again, I wasn’t around in 1830.

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