Roaring Twenties

Roaring Twenties

noun
the 1920s regarded as a boisterous era of prosperity, fast cars, jazz, speakeasies, and wild youth.

Origin:
1925–30

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The 1920s in the United States, called “roaring” because of the exuberant, freewheeling popular culture of the decade. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied Prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing and dressing, and rejected many traditional moral standards. (See flappers and Jazz Age.)

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