Basso profundo
A very deep bass voice
B-Girl / B-Drinker
Girl hired to sit at a bar and get customers to buy her drinks.
Boffo
Really good
Creole
Descendants of the original French settlers of Louisiana - also their language.
Cummerbund
A wide sash or waistband
Desire bus
Bus that replaced the streetcar on the route to the Desire district of New Orleans
Herringbone
V-shaped weaving pattern used in fabrics such as twill
Kiwanis
Members of a charitable club set up to promote spiritual over materialistic values
Miscegenation
The mixing of races, particularly through marriage and sexual relations
Ofay
Derogatory word for a white person
Orgiast
One who participates in orgys
Pea coat
A double-breated, hip length coat of heavy woollen cloth
Pyloric valve
A muscle that separates the stomach from the duodenum
Stovepipe hat
A tall, cylindrical top hat usually of black silk