Along with their new trends and social statements, flapper girls invented their own slang, flapper_julysome of which still makes an appearance in our vocabulary today.

Some of it is indicative of these women’s growing liberation: “handcuff” was a slang term for engagement ring, “hush money” was allowance from a father, and “dropping the pilot” meant getting a divorce.

This generation even had their own magazine,“The Flapper”, whose tagline was “Not for Old Fogies”, that catered to the movement.

Read on below to get in touch with your inner flapper and brush up on the lingo from the 1920s. Are you a tomato, a hopper or a Trotzky?

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