Definitions for 1920s

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twenties, 1920s(noun)

    the decade from 1920 to 1929

Wiktionary

  1. 1920s(Noun)

    The decade from 1920 to 1929.

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  1. 1920s

    The 1920s was a decade that began on January 1, 1920 and ended on December 31, 1929. It is sometimes referred to as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age, when speaking about the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. In Europe the decade is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age Twenties" because of the economic boom following World War I. Since the end of the 20th century, the economic strength during the 1920s has drawn close comparison with the 1950s and 1990s, especially in the United States of America. These three decades are regarded as periods of economic prosperity, which lasted throughout nearly each entire decade. Each of the three decades followed a tremendous event that occurred in the previous decade. However, not all countries enjoyed this prosperity. The Weimar Republic, like many other European countries, had to face a severe economic downturn in the opening years of the decade, because of the enormous debt caused by the war as well as the Treaty of Versailles. Such a crisis would culminate with a devaluation of the Mark in 1923, eventually leading to severe economic problems and, in the long term, favour the rise of the Nazi Party.

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  1. Maggie Smith:

    I mean, (my character) certainly can't keep going, to my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s.

  2. Erin Thompson:

    It was used as a Christian church ... and then as a mosque until the 1920s, so it's really an example of the type of synchronism of religion that ISIS is seeking to destroy.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    The gap between the very rich and everyone is wider than at any time since the 1920s. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time and it is the great political issue of our time, Sanders roared, before thousands of supporters in Burlington, the liberal city he once served as mayor. 'Enough is enough.

  4. Steve Ross:

    We had the same thing happening in Germany in the 1920s with people being roughed up by the Brownshirts and they deserved it because they were Jews and Marxists and radicals and dissidents and gypsies — that was what Hitler was saying, i'm not saying Trump is Hitler, but the logic of condoning violence against those who oppose you -- you can imagine, a man who would condone it as a candidate -- what would he do as an official president?

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