I hear this word constantly – so much so that I don’t even know what it means! So I thought I should look it up. After researching the words for a few days, I was pretty confused with what “1920s” meant, so I set myself to figuring out the meaning of the word.
The Origins of the Term 1920s
1920s became popularized because of the rise of the Great Depression in the 1930s. The term is still used in the United States and throughout the world today. In the United States, 1920s refers to economic conditions in the late 19 to early 20th century, but it was used to describe the period after the Civil War.
1920s is used in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States with the term 1930s. In Germany, the word is usually translated as “das deutschen 1920s,” but there is a separate version for other countries.
1920s is also one of several different ways I have found to say the economic conditions during the Depression.
The other meanings for 1920s include:
The Great Depression and the Great Depression Years 1929 to 1933
The Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression and the Depression Years from 1931 to 1938
The Depression of the 1930s and the Depression Years from 1941 to 1945
The Great Depression Years 1946 to 1953
The Great Depression Years 1954 to 1964
From the 1930s to WWII
1920s is also used to describe the years during the time the German Empire was occupied by the Soviet Union after WWII. During World War II, the United States and Great Britain were engaged in the Cold War against the Soviet Union, so the terms Cold War and Axis Powers were used instead. 1920s is used exclusively in the United States and Great Britain.
1920s is also used for the period from 1948 to the end of the Cold War.
What Is a ‘1920s’?
In its original meaning, the word 1920s is usually used to refer to economic conditions that took place in the late 19 to early 20th century. But it could also refer to the general economic conditions of the late 19 to early 20th century. The term has also been used to refer to things like the 1920 World Series. That’s right; you can get a sense of how many wins, losses, and teams are involved in a World Series like the one in which the Cubs won the 1908 World Series, based on a series