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Western Word of the Week - Straw Boss - #WesternWordoftheWeek #WesternWednesdays

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Welcome to our Weekly Western Word of the Day...or, as I affectionately call it, Western Wednesdays!

Straw Boss - slang term for the foreman of a ranch or outfit; he was basically the manager over the cowboys and laborers who reported to the owner/owners.

Other terms include "top screw", "cock-a-doodle-doo", or "range boss".

Interestingly, the term "foreman" was rarely used.

Source:
Cowboy Lingo by Ramon F. Adams; ISBN#0-618-08349-9

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