Jazz Age


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Jazz Age

n.
The period in American history between World Wars I and II, particularly the 1920s, characterized especially by the rising popularity of jazz and by the open pursuit of social pleasures.

jazz age

n
(Historical Terms) the jazz age (often capitals) (esp in the US) the period between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Depression during which jazz became popular
[C20: popularized by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who called a collection of his short stories Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)]
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Noun1.Jazz Age - the 1920s in the United States characterized in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a period of wealth, youthful exuberance, and carefree hedonism
historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
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