Chorus girl slang from the ‘40s and ‘50s

  • Blast: a drink. As in, "What'll it be? A small blast or a large blast?"
  • Cream cheese: "a fresh, beautiful young girl."
  • Endsville: "When a gal gets away from all this madness and marries and has a fine home."
  • Give me a bell: call me.
  • He's ill: "He's an incurable night-lifer. Home is not where he hangs his hat but where he'd hang himself if he had to go there."
  • Idget: "an idiot, junior grade."
  • Iron: "a big rich auto." Also known as "a nice piece of tin."
  • Revolving Eyeballs: a guy who "drools at the practically undressed pretties."
  • Seppo: "a guy separated; he and wife are in 'Splitsville'."

Camden Courier-Post - Mar 14, 1951

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 19, 2021
     Category: ShowBiz | Slang

Jack Gleason? Shouldn't that be Jackie?
Posted by ges on 07/19/21 at 08:53 AM
There was a character that appeared in a few of Frank Zappa's compositions named Suzy Creamcheese. I've often wondered where he obtained the reference and popular slang could have been the source.
Posted by KDP on 07/19/21 at 09:07 AM
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