20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West

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20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West

20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West

As Americans, the wild wild west is somewhat of a romantic period for the country. The idea of cowboys has always been our idyllic vision of the past, just ask Paula Cole. However pleasant it may seem, I’ll pass on the shootouts, death by wild animal, and gangrene. Instead, I’ll just stick to the movies and these slang words to quench my thirst for the cowboy life.

Adam’s Ale- Simply water

Addle-Headed- Dimwitted/Stupid

Airin’ the Lungs – A cowboy term for cussing

Airtights – Canned goods, such as canned beans, milk, or fruit

Among the Willows – Dodging the Law

Argufy – Argue, to have weight as an argument

Bach– To bachelor it. For men to keep the house without a woman’s help.

Back Seats – An obscure and modest position, usually referring to politics

Barrel Fever – A hangover

Bay-window – Pregnancy

Bee in Your Bonnet – An idea

Biggest Toad in the Puddle– The most important person in the group

Calico Queen – Prostitute

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California Widow- A woman, separated from her husband, but not divorced

Catstick – A bat used by boys in a game

Celestial – A term used in the West to refer to people of Chinese descent; the word derives from an old name for China, the “Celestial Empire.”

Coffin Varnish – Whiskey

Don’t Care a Continental– Don’t give a damn

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