Nigh Unto - Nearly, almost.
Night Hawk - While the rest of the cowboys slept under the stars on a cattle drive, one unlucky soul who drew the short straw, the "night hawk", had to stay up all night standing guard.
Nippent - Impudent, impertinent.
Nipper - A baby or small child.
Nobby, Nobbish - Fine, stylish.
No Count or No Account - Of no account,
no count boy does nothing but get into trouble.”
- Not at all, no way.
No Odds - No difference, no consequence, no
Nose Paint - Whiskey.
Nosey Parker - Someone who is nosey.
Not By a Jugful - No consideration, on no
account, not at all.
Notch - An opening or narrow passage through
a mountain or hill.
Nothing To Nobody - Nobody's business.
Notions - A wide range of miscellaneous articles for sale.
Nubbin - Saddle horn.
Nurly - A corrupt pronunciation of gnarly, i.
Nymphs du Prairie - Prostitutes.
Oats - To feel one's oats, is to feel one's
Odd Fish or Odd Stick - A person who is
eccentric or odd in his manners. "Ol' Farmer Jones sure is an odd stick."
Off his nut, off his rocker, off his chump -
Weak in the head, crazy, illogical; someone who behaves strangely.
Offish - Distant, reserved, aloof.
Off one's feed - Unable to eat, having no
Of the First Water - First class. "He's a gentleman of the first water."
Oh-be-joyful - Liquor, beer, intoxicating spirits. "Give me another snort of that oh-be-joyful."
Old - Crafty, cunning. If someone tries to
take advantage of someone else, who is too cunning to be deceived, he might say
"I'm a little too old for you.”
or Old Blue - A gun.
Old Country - A term applied to Great
Britain, originally by natives from that country, who had immigrated to the
Old Countryman - A native of England,
Scotland, Ireland, or Wales. The term was never applied to persons from the
Continent of Europe.
Old Dan - Often used to
refer to a trustworthy mule.