Jo's Dictionary


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If you’re watching A Girl Named Jo, you may hear some words your don’t recognize! Why? Because they’re from the 1960s! But have no fear, we’re breaking it all down for you right here!


Baloney: Absolute nonsense.

Blowhard: A person who boasts in an obnoxious way. Someone who is constantly telling you how much money he or she has.

Going steady: Before the war, “going steady” meant when two young people entered a stage of commitment on the way to marriage. After the war, it was used much more loosely to mean that two people were ready to be in an exclusive relationship.

Don’t be such a pill: Don’t be such a downer, don’t be a fun-ruiner.

Old man: Father.

Sore: angry, having hurt feelings.

Swell: Excellent.


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