Once popular slang terms that have been retired

These days we’re used to all sorts of slang terms like stan, lit, bae and more, and while they may sound ridiculous, people forget that every generation has their own slang, which usually dies off after some time.

Well, now 24/7 Wall Street has come out with a list of once-popular slang words and phrases that no one uses anymore, and if you are, you may be older than you think.

Popular slang terms that have become obsolete include (and when they were first used):

  • Egad(17thCentury) – used to express surprise or anger.
  • Scaramouche(17thCentury) – A boastful or cowardly person.
  • Gadzooks(17thCentury) - An expression of surprise or annoyance.
  • Bumper(17thCentury) – A generous glass of an alcoholic rink.
  • Fandangle(19thCentury) - A useless or purely ornamental thing.
  • Coxcomb(16thCentury) - A vain and conceited man, or dandy.
  • Buss(16thCentury) – A kiss.
  • Floppy Disc(20thCentury) - Used for data storage from the mid-1970s up.
  • Forsooth(pre-12thCentury) – meaning indeed.
  • Rapscallion(17thCentury) – A mischievous person.
  • Jakes(16thCentury) – An outdoor toilet.
  • Cutpurse(14thCentury) – A pickpocket.

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