Dab Or Dabster - One who is expert in
anything, a proficient.
Daisy - Good; excellent.
Dander - Passion, emotion, anger. "Her eyes
blazed giving evidence to how he quickly he could get her dander up.”
Dang - Euphemism for damn.
Dangler - An express train.
Dash - Euphemism for damn.
Dead-Alive - Dull, inactive, moping.
Dead As A Door Nail - Utterly, completely
Deadening - When new areas were settled in
the west, "clearings” were made by cutting down the trees. Others were
"girdled,” or when the majority of trees are deadened, the clearing was called a
Dead Man's Hand - A poker hand consisting of a pair of aces and a pair of eights. Traditionally, Wild Bill Hickok was holding this hand when he was shot dead by Jack McCall. Some sources dispute the hand, saying that it really contained two jacks, not aces and two eights.
Dead Meat - A corpse.
Deadshot - Strong liquor.
Death On - Very fond of or very talented at. He made a "death on" speech at last night’s meeting.
Wild Bill Hickok
was killed while holding a "Dead Man's Hand,"
a pair of aces and eights.
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