new list of old slang

1.  Aroo !   : goodbye ; so long . Australian ( 19-20th C )irish beauty

2.  bagman :  a tramp . Australian ( late 19-20th C )

3.  battle the rattler  :  to travel on a railway without paying . Australian ( since 1920 )

4.  Beatnik : member of the beat generation . Coined by the San Francisco press ( 1956-7 )

5.  square : anyone with conventional morals and habits . Canadian ( c. 1955 )

6.  mad as a wet hen  : intensely annoyed . Canadian ( 1920 )

7.  make it  : to succeed . USA  (1933)superman

8.  make a monkey of  : to make someone look ridiculous . USA ( ca. 1930 )

9.  old buzzard  : contemptuous for elderly or old man  ( ca. 1910 )weird man

10.  What say ?  : What do you think ?   Cockney ( from c. 1880 )

11. All the fat is in the fire    :  It has failed ( 19-20th C )

12. go , man, go  : get with it , swing , dig  . Canadian ( 1959 )

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