Table of contents for Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century / Rosemarie Ostler.

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Introduction: A Century's Worth of Old (and New) Words       ix				
1900-1919: Modern Times       9		
The Twenties: Flappers and Flaming Youth       41					
The Thirties: Swinging Cats in Hooverville	      72					
The Forties: Rosie the Riveter and G.I. Joe       102							
The Fifties: Hipsters in Squaresville       134								
The Sixties: Getting with It       167									
The Seventies: Pet Rocks and Plumbers       203							
The Eighties: Tubular Times       237									
The Nineties: Dot-comming into Y2K        269							
Afterword: Goodbye to a Great Century        300							
Bibliography        302
Index      314											

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English language United States Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English language 20th century Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English language United States Slang Dictionaries, English language 20th century Slang Dictionaries, English language Obsolete words, Americanisms