Old-Fashioned Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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A quiz of terms we should bring back!

How many old-fashioned words do you know? Take this quiz to see if you can guess the meaning of these words from the past!

 Oct 18, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does a "bearcat" describe?
A lively, spirited woman
A car
A huge feline

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are "cheaters"?
Glasses or bifocals
Shot glasses
People who have adulterous affairs

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "handcuff" is a:
Watch
Bracelet
Engagement ring

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

An "icy mitt" describes what?
A slap
A glove
Rejection

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're "ossified," you are:
Sleepy
Content
Drunk

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does a "reuben" describe?
A redneck
A geek
A sandwich

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If someone says you're the "bee's knees," you are:
The worst
Small
Great

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When someone says "let's blouse," what do they mean?
Let's dance
Let's get dressed
Let's go

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "voot" describe?
Hats
Booze
Money

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "upchuck" is to:
Leave
Move
Vomit

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

"Monkeyshine" is a ______.
Giant swing
Mischievous or playful activity
Homemade liquor

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does it mean to "hoodwink"?
To deceive or trick
To be happy
To work hard

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What kind of liquid is "noodle juice"?
Alcohol
Tea
Broth

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

"Blithering" is _______.
Talking utterly and completely foolish
Running at a slow pace
Taking a shower or bath

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does a "fire extinguisher" describe?
A bucket
A hose
A chaperone

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Your "beezer" is your:
Head
Mouth
Nose

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "dust out" is to:
Clean
Get mad
Leave

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To "pump metal" is to:
Ride a bike
Workout
Shoot bullets
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Are you an English language aficionado? Are you well spoken or even a writer? Do you have what some would consider a vast vocabulary? Can you identify language that has fallen out of favor? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then take this quiz to see how well you can identify some words that are no longer in use, and see how well you score!

Many people who thought they were pretty smart tried this quiz and failed, but if you've made it this far, you might think you have a mastery of words and know definitions better than most! You won't know for sure until you take this quiz. These words were used frequently, but as the years passed, they fell out of favor. Do you think you know what they mean?

We've given you eighteen fun but challenging word definition questions. If you guess them correctly, congratulations—you are a wordsmith and English language champion with a knack for words that you don't hear every day! If you don't do so well, then you may want to go back to the drawing board, crack open a book or take a few classes to brush up on your language, and history, skills. No matter what happens, there's always room for improvement. Are you ready? Put on your thinking cap and give this quiz a go! It's a great way to tell if your brain if you could speak as those that came before you did. Good luck!