Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Cowboy Slang & Humor

Summer officially begins later this month and is the time of year to kick back, relax and have fun. Below are sayings to enrich your Cowboy vocabulary and cartoons to tickle your funny bone. Enjoy!

Advertisin’ a leather shop: a tenderfoot dressed up in exaggerated leather trimmings, such as boots, chaps, and cowhide vest.

Airin’ his lungs: cussin’

Dealing brace: using crooked faro boxes or manipulating the cards so the dealer wins

Flannel mouth: a person who talks muck, a braggart

Grassed him: term used when a horse has thrown his rider

Hard-boiled hat: cowboy’s name fir a derby hat

Jamoka: coffee made from combining Java and Mocha

Kack: slang for saddle

Maniac den: cowboy name for a sheep wagon or camp

Pail fed: a calf raised on skimmed milk

Pimple: cowboy’s contemptuous name for a little eastern saddle

Rolls his own hoop: one attending to his own business

Sea plum: cowboy name for an oyster

Tank: a reservoir made by damming a stream

1 comment:

Elizabeth Clements said...

I just came across this while posting about another blog. I'll have to remember some of these expressions for my next western. Love your stories, Julie.