A Dictionary of American slang (1926) Free PDF book

A Dictionary of American slang (1926)

Dictionary of American slang (1926) Free PDF book
Dictionary of American slang


This book is an interesting dictionary of slang American English. Most of the words are still used today.

An example of the book
beat it. Clear away; vamoose; depart.
beat around the bush. To dodge the issue.
beats the devil, the Dutch. Beats everything.
beau, beau-lover. Suitor, lover.
bedbug. An amorous or uxorious person.
bee in one's bonnet. To be obsessed with an idea.
beer, small. Anything unimportant.
believe me. Expletive, "This is true."
bellyache. Complain all the time.
belly-bumper, -buster, or -whopper. Small hand
sled used for coasting, lying on one's stomach.
bellywash. Soft drink, soda water, etc.
benzine buggy. Automobile.
bet, you. Absolutely. Also bet your boots, last

Dictionary of American slang
Dictionary of American slang 


Published 14 May 1926; copies deposited at Library of Congress 1 June 1926; copyright renewed 25 May 1953
Author: HALDEMAN-JULIUS COMPANY
GIRARD, KANSAS Publication Date: 1926

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