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Re: The berries

Posted by ESC on September 06, 2003

In Reply to: Phrase posted by karyn bush on September 06, 2003

: What does The Berries mean?

: thank you

: karyn bush aka:k.b.

During the 1920s Flapper Era, "the berries" meant 1. great and 2. money. From "Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang" by Tom Dalzell (Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Md., 1996).

I think it still means "great." "That's the berries." But I could be wrong.