Randy - Wanton or lecherous.
Ranny - A top cowhand, skilled cowboy.
Rantankerous - Contentious, a variation of
Rappee - An inferior quality of snuff.
Rattler - Freight train
Rattled - To become nervous, worried, uneasy.
Rattling - Jolly, excellent, smart
Rattle Your Hocks - Hurry up, get a move on.
Rat Trap - A woman's bustle.
Raving Distracted - Stark mad.
Rebel Soldier - Rye whiskey.
Reckon - To guess or think. "I reckon that'll do right fine."
Reckoning up - Talking about something or
someone in a slanderous manner. "I overheard them reckoning up the
Red Eye - Whiskey, also called "red disturbance" and "red ink."
Red Lane - A vulgar name for the throat,
chiefly used by those drinking alcohol.
Reloading Outfit - Cowboy term for eating utensils, cups, and a plate.
Rench - A vulgar pronunciation of the word
Retch - Past tense of
Retiracy - Sufficiency, competency.
Reverent - Strong, as, reverent whisky, not
Rib - Wife.
Rib Wrenches - Spurs.
Ride a Shank's Mare - To walk or be set afoot.
Ride For the Brand - To be loyal to the ranch and rancher that pays a cowboy.
Ride Out on a Rail - To be forced to leave town.
Rig - Saddle.
Right as a Trivet - Right as rain, sound as a nut, stable.
Right as Rain - Fine. "After a good night's rest, he'll be right as rain."
Right Smart - Many, much, good. "He got a
right smart bit of work done."
Ring - A group of businessmen or politicians
form to advance their own interests, usually in such a way that places the
public at risk. "The notorious Santa Fe Ring was an unscrupulous group of
politicians in the 1800s."
Ring in - To force or insinuate oneself into
company where one is not wanted or does not belong.
Ringster - A member of ring, or group
whose objective is to profit at the public's expense.
Ringy - Ornery or angry man or animal.
Rip - Reprobate. "He's a mean ol' rip."
Rip Out - Impatiently give vent to one's
feeling or opinions. "When he came upon the town bully, he ripped out
what he thought of him."
Rip-roaring, Rip-staver, Rip-snortin' - An impressive person or thing.
Road Agent - A robber, bandit, desperado.