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Western Word of the Week - Greenhorn - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Greenhorn - term for an Easterner

Other terms include "greener", "green pea", and "tenderfoot"

Easterners usually stuck out (and were easy targets) in the west because of their clothing and manners.

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

Western Word of the Week - Granger - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Granger - derogatory name for a farmer

Other terms include "churn twister", "hayseed", "hay shaker", "nester", "plow chaser"

Ranchers were often at odds with Farmers because they wanted to close off the free range of land from the cows to keep them off their land.

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

Western Word of the Week - Gaff - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Gaff - to spur a horse (ie, hit the horse's flanks with the pokey spur to get it to move)

Other terms include gig or gouge.

To encourage a horse to buck, the cowboy would rake or scratch it with his spurs (probably causing pain).

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

Western Word of the Week - Flea-trap - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Flea-trap - the cowboy's bedroll

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

Western Word of the Week - Drover - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Drover - the cowboy who herded or drove the cattle along the trail

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7