There are a number of these terms that must have been really colloquial and maybe even localized, because they aren't found at all in the 400 million word COHA corpus, and are quite rare in even the 155 billion word Google Books corpus.

Some of the most frequent collocates for flappers in COHA are dress, hair, blond, smoking, flat-chested, and chic, all of which make sense.

In the sections that follow, I first look at some of the (slang) terms that were new in the 1920s, which were used to describe these new women.

The 1920s brought many changes for young women in the United States.

As in the play "Thoroughly Modern Millie", millions of young women left the safety and security of rural, small-town life and went to live an independent life in the big city.

Most of the model introduced in the late 1920s, carry over into the 1930's and some are developed with only the slightest changes by the end of the decade.

The thick 5'8" heavy wire two Bar mask are becoming a favorite design which allows for better vision for the catcher.The flapper culture is perhaps the best example of the type of life that many of them aspired to.Flappers (flapper, [flapper] were young, independent, brash, and sometimes more than a little bit "naughty", at least compared to what their family back on the farm expected.Padded chin rests are replacing the leather chin pads.The Dating of a catcher's mask could prove to be a difficult task.Flappers, of course, is very common, as mentioned above.