Out of the Dust By Karen Hesse

1930's Slang

Apple: A big city or town (hence why NYC is called the "Big Apple". It's a big city.)

Baby: Glass of Milk

Beat: Broke

Copper: Policeman

Doss: Sleep

Egg: A crude person

Hard Boiled: Tough

Grifter: A con man or woman

Genius: An extremely, unbelievably dumb person

Kippy:  Neat

Pip: An attractive person

*All words and definitions came from the following source: