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List of Words and Phrases
 
fix, v., 134
fix’n, 407
fizz, n., 99
fizzle, v., 60
fizzle out, vp., 93
flag, v., 97
flagman, 97
flanellette, 187
flabussce, 411
flang, 273
flap-jack, 67
flare up, vp., 39
flat, n., 127
flat-boat, 95
flat-car, 97
flat-footed, 32, 93, 163
flat-house, 127
flavor, 221
flavorous, 227
flavour, 221, 227
flem, 246
fletcherize, 191
flew, 273
flier, 144
fling, v., 273
floater, 98
floe, 218
floor-walker, 114, 144
floozy, 196
flop-flop, 108
flow, v., 273, 218
flowed, 273
flu, 184, 365
fluctuation, 225
flume, 15, 15
flung, 273
flunk, 186
flunk out, vp., 39
flurry, 96
fluxation, 225
fly, v., 273
fly off the handle, vp., 60
fly-time, 42, 43
f. o. b., 189
foes, 245
fonograf, 246, 247
font, 222
food, 219
foot-hill, 56
footpath, 116, 117
foots, 185
force, n., 42
foregather, 224, 240
forego, 224, 226
foren, 247
forfit, 247
forget, 273
forget it, 16
forgo, 224, 240
forgot, 273
forgotten, 273
fork, n., 41, 56, 352
for keeps, 128, 384
fork over, vp., 39
form, n., 120, 169, 170, 222
forme, 237, 222
formulæ, 251
for rent, 168
forsake, 273
forsaken, 273
forsook, 273
fortnight, 132
forty-rod, 100
forward-looker, 423
forwards, 182, 307
fosfate, 247
fotch, 273
foto, 247
fotograf, 246, 247
fought, 273
foul, v., 128
found, 263-273, 278
fount, 222
four-flusher, 128, 191
fowl-run, 113
fox-fire, 67
fox-trot, 103, 405
fragile, 218
fraim-hus, 414
frame-house, 57, 414
frame-up, 190, 193
France, 214
franchize, 246
frankfurter, 103
Franzosen, 333
frat, 121, 184
fraternal-order, 114
fraz, 279
frazzle, n., 160
frazzle, v., 166
frazzled, 100
free-lunch, 26
freez, 245
freeze, v., 273, 279
freeze on to, vp., 93, 366
freight, 114
freight-agent, 114
freight-car, 15, 97, 114
freight-elevator, 114
French, 334
French letter, 334
frend, 247
fresher, 121
freshet, 62
freshman, 121
frez, 279
friendly-society, 114
frier, 119
frijole, 202
Fritzie, 368
friz, 273, 278, 279
frock-coat, 119
frog, 36, 97, 114, 216, 333, 369, 370
froggy, 333
frolick, 230, 234
frolicksome, 234
frontier, 209
froze, 273
frozen, 273, 279
fruitaria, 421
fruit-store, 420
fruttistenne, 411
fulfill, 210
full-house, 128
full-stop, 115
fun, 108
funds, 123
funeral, 147
funeral-director, 144
funeralize, 89, 91, 191
funny, 310
funny-bone, 114
furlo, 246
fuse, n., 224, 226, 237
fuze, 224, 237
g,p., 72, 210, 318, 328, 330
gabfest, 199
gage, 233
gag-rule, 98, 124
gage, 225
gaiety, 224, 240
galoot, 95
gang, 401
gangster, 406
ganof, 198, 319
gantlet, 222
ganze, 132
ganz gut, 104
gaol, 224, 225, 231, 236, 237, 239, 240
gaoler, 236
garage, 217
garantee, 246
garbage-man, 117
gard, 246
garden, 113, 127
garden-party, 201
garters, 114
garter-snake, 56
gas, 184, 191
gasolene, 224
gasoline, 114, 224
gastly, 246
gate-money, 128
gather, 217
gator, 185
gauge, 233
gauntlet, 222
gauz, 245
gave, 283
gavot, 245
gayety, 224
gay Quaker, 41
gazet, 245
gazabo, 101
G. B., 189
ge, pref., 96
gedämätscht, 398
gedscheest, 398
gedschumpt, 398
gee-whiz, 153
geezer, 191
geflop, 96
gehm, 398
gemütlichkeit, 249
general, 138
generally, 307
gentil, 251
gentleman, 141
gentleman-author, 141
gentleman-clerk, 141
gentleman-cow, 149
gentleman-player, 141
gentleman-rider, 141
gepliesht, 398
gerrymander, n., 98, 124, 161, 186
ges, 246
gesundheit, 104
get, 71, 217, 272, 273
get ahead of, vp., 93
get a move on, vp., 34
get-away, 15
get away with it, vp., 365
get by, vp., 366
get it in the neck, vp., 384
get-out, 15
get solid with, vp., 93, 175
get sore, vp., 384
get the bulge on, vp., 93
get the deadwood on, vp., 93
get the drop on, vp., 93
get the hang of, vp., 40
get wise, vp., 384
ghella, 411
ghenga, 410
ghetto, 147
ghiroppe, 410
give, 193
give out, vp., 193
gide, 246
gift-shop, 168
gild, 246
gillotin, 232

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