1940's Play terms

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Axis

the nations which fought against the United States of America and the other allied nations

Be-Bop

a new jazz form introduced by black musicians in the early 1940's Popularized by performers such as Dizzy Gillispie , this style of music had more complex rhythms than swing and developed separately from swing

Bombardier

a bomber crew member who uses the bombsight and releases the bombs

Breakaways

where dance partners separated and improvised steps

cats

musicians

C.D.

short for civilian defense, a volunteer organization of air raid wardens, ham radio poerators and the like.

Civil Defense

after the attack on Pearl Harbor,fear of an other attack on the mainland led to the formation of the office of Civil Defense. By 1934' nine million civilian volunteers were serving as spotters scanning the skies for enemy aircraft' and as air-raid wardens checking to see that all houses were blacked out when air-raid sirens sounded . Coastal cities were dark at night . Fear of attack by submarines or planes led city leaders to order building lights turned off.

Cut A Rug

Dance up a storm

A Dish

an attractive girl

Dolly

an attractive girl

Eight To The Bar

eight eighth notes to a measure. commonly used in swing music

Flip Side

this term for the other side of a record was first coined in the 1940's

Foxtrot

a ballroom dance in double time that includes slow walking steps, quick running steps and two steps.

G.I.

Means Government Issue ,but the initials also stand for enlisted personnel G.I."Joe."

Glamour Girl

A term made by popular by Hollywood of the 1940's

Gremlin

a mischievous goblin who supposedly caused military equipment to malfunction

Hubba-Hubba

An exclamation of approval especially when referring to someone of the opposite sex

In The Grove

carried away by music

Jitterbug

An athletic often acrobatic dance with "breakaways." Make the jitterbug song and dance as unrestrained as possible.The jitterbug was only a c-r-a-z-y dance with leaps and jumps and tossing partners about, was also wildly popular during WWII.

Keen

good,cool,hip,etc.

Lindy

A fast jitterbug

Messin' around

killing time with friends

Moppin' up a ten cent pop

drinking soda pop that only cost a dime at that time

O.S.S

short for the office of strategic services, a for runner of the C.I.A.

Powder dry

as in "keep your powder dry" technically it means gun powder but came to mean "keep ready for action

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