Old West Lifestyle & Stories

Heard Around the Bunkhouse #4 – Cowboy Slang

cowboy slangIn our feature Heard Around the Bunkhouse we bring you cowboy slang and sayings that they used back in the Wild West. Hope you enjoy them, and let us know your favorite terms from those past times.

OLD STATES – Back east.

PILGRIM – Cowboy term for an easterner or novice cowboy.

SHAVER – Slang for a young boy.

KNOCK GALLEY WEST – To beat someone senseless.

SIMON PURE – The real thing.  A genuine fact.  “This is the Simon pure.”

HOLD CANDLE TO – To measure up and compare to.

*Courtesy of Chronicle of the Old West newspaper, for more click HERE.

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