roaring twenties

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of roaring twenties

: the 1920s when referring to the way many people lived then in a wild and lively way

Word by Word Definitions

roaring play
  1. : making or characterized by a sound resembling a roar : loud

  2. : marked by prosperity especially of a temporary nature : booming

  3. : great in intensity or degree

  1. : extremely

  1. : noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx

twenty play twenties
  1. : a number equal to two times 10 — see Table of Numbers

  2. : the numbers 20 to 29

  3. : a 20-dollar bill


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