The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter

by Alan Axelrod (Author)
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The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ?40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and polished during the Great Depression, World War I, and the postwar fiftiesnow forgotten or in danger of being forgotten.

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Publication date
July 20, 2011
Publisher
Page count
240
ISBN
9781628730173
Paper ISBN
9781616084028