Gangster Lingo - It's A Thing. Can You Translate These 1930s Phrases?

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Could you make it as a 1930s gangster?

How well do you know the language of the streets? Take this quiz to find out if you could make it as a gangster during the Great Depression!

 May 10, 2019

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "moll" is a:
Gangster's girlfriend
Lawyer
Cop

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If someone is "peaching," they are:
Learning
Informing
Denying

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "gum-shoe" is a:
Teacher
Detective
Security guard

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If something was "bent," it has been:
Broken
Stolen
Recovered

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Gifting someone with "ice" is giving them:
Ice cubes
Diamonds
Money

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Why wouldn't someone want to befriend a "dewdropper"?
They're a cop
They're a liar
They're lazy and unemployed

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're "packing heat" you are:
Carrying a gun
Getting arrested
Wearing handcuffs

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "bangtail" describe?
Police dog
Racehorse
A getaway car

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "boiler" is otherwise known as:
A car
Jail
A drink

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're a "cake-eater," you are:
Rich
A ladies man
Obese

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you took a "big sleep" you're:
Imprisoned
On vacation
Dead

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're in a "Chicago overcoat," you're in:
A coffin
Jail
An oversized coat

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "bop" is to:
Dance
Kill
Hit

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "blow" is to:
Rob
Explode
Leave

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're being chased by a "chopper squad," you're being chased by:
Dogs
Cops
Guys with machine guns

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "Sheba" is a:
Female gangster
Woman cop
Sexy woman

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're a "bull," you are:
A traffic cop
A plainclothes cop
A judge

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "meat wagon" describes a(n):
Cop car
Getaway car
Ambulance
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Are you a huge fan of the old gangster movies? Do you regularly read about Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and others like them? Do you know their lingo and the colorful phrases they used? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you!

The Jazz Age-era gangster is one of the most popular and enigmatic figures of all time. These men (and a few women) made their mark in a changing modern world through bootlegging and organized crime. The myths and legends about the gangsters of New York and Chicago permeated pop culture. To this day, people are often found romanticizing the gangster lifestyle. The reality of it, however, was much different. The romance of the gangster lifestyle lives on today in movies and books that tell tales of life outside the law, the gangster code of ethics, and the way life is when you learn the lessons of the street. If you are a true fan of the gangster community, now is your time to show how much you know about the language of this Jazz Age by taking this fun but challenging quiz!

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