How Vintage Are You? Do You Know The Meaning Of These Historical Terms?

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Are you vintage enough?

Take this quiz to see if you can determine what these slang terms and sayings from different eras really mean!

 Jun 08, 2020

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do "skivvies" describe?
Underwear
A feeling that something isn't quite right
A dance

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When something is "the cat's pajamas" then it is:
The best
Warm
Hairy

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If you're "sitting in the hot seat" then you are:
Under pressure
The center of attention
Intelligent

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To be "made in the shade" is to:
Avoid sun damage
Be depressed
Have success

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What does it mean when someone says you're the "ginchiest"?
They hate you
They think you're weird
They like you

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What does the slang term "pad" descibe?
A residence
A notebook
A tissue

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What are "ankle-biters"?
Pets or kids
Annoying people
Fleas

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What does "beat feet" describe?
Running away
Dancing
Sore feet

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What does the "word from the bird" describe?
The truth
The telling of an urban legend
Something is hard to understand

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If something is "far out" it's what?
Off in the distance
Cool
Unattainable

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If someone says "give me some skin," what are they asking for?
Support
A high five
Money

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Who does an "old lady" describe?
Mother
Girlfriend or wife
Grandmother

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What does "fuzz" describe?
Dirt
Hair
Policemen

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When you have "bread," you have what?
A loaf of bread
Personality
Money

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When someone does you a "solid" what are they doing?
Helping you out
Asking you a question
Ignoring you

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What does it mean when you're "out to lunch"?
You're confused
You're dumb
You're eating

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"Bad" means something really good. True or False?
False
True

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What does it mean to "bounce"?
To leave
To be undecided
To get angry
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