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Western Slang, Lingo, and Phrases


Ever wonder what some of them thar’ words mean when you’re reading an Old West novel, watching a historic movie, or maybe even digging through your grandparents old letters? Well, here’s a guide to help!

From the wild and wooly mining camps, to the rampages of the Civil War, to the many cowboys riding on the range, these folks often used terms and phrases that are hard to figure out today. Yet other sayings still remain in every day language, though usually specific to certain regions.

From the pages of period newspapers, books, and century old dictionaries comes the slang, lingo, and phrases of the American West. Even if you’re not looking for a definition, you’ll get a peek into the charm and character of an historic era.


(It's way too big to be posted on a thread. Only the ones beginning with A would take around 5 posts.)
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