Up To Snuff - To be flash, to be
Up the Spout - Imprisoned.
Up To Trap - Knowing, shrewd.
Valley Tan -
A kind of liquor sold in Mormon Country.
Vamoose - To disappear or leave
Vaulting House - Brothel.
Velvet Couch - A
Vamos - A Spanish word signifying
let us go.
Varmint - A corrupt pronunciation
of the word vermin.
Vission Quest - An attempt to achieve a vision of a future
guardian spirit, traditionally undertaken at puberty by boys of the
Plains Indian peoples, typically through fasting or self-torture.
Vum - A form of swearing. "I vum!"
similary to "I vow!"
Wabble - Make free use of one's
tongue, to be a ready speaker.
- One of the words for
who drifted from ranch to ranch and helped out in busy times.
Wag-tail - A prostitute.
Wait On - To court.
Wake Snakes - To
raise a ruckus.
Wake up/Woke up
the Wrong Passenger - To trouble or anger the
Walk The Chalk - Walk straight.
Wamble-Cropped - Sick at the
stomach, and figuratively, wretched, humiliated.
Wampum - In the Massachusetts
Indian language, this word means white, or the color of shells.
Wap - To throw quickly, to flap
War Bag -
traveled light, and stored their meager worldly possessions in his "war
bag". Inside was generally everything he owned, typically an extra set of
clothes, extra ammunition, spare parts for equipment, playing cards, bill
of sale for his horse, and maybe a harmonica or a few precious letters.
Also called a "war sack" and a "yannigan bag."
War Bonnet - Hat.
Washy - Weak, not firm or hardy.
Wasp Nest - Light
Wattles - Ears.
Wax - In a rage.
Way-Bill - A list of the passengers in
a stage-coach, railroad car, steamboat, or other public conveyance.
Wearing the Bustle
Wrong - Referring to a pregnant woman.
Weather-Breeder - A cloudless sky,
after a succession of rainy weather, denotes rain, and is said to be a
Weed - A common term for tobacco.
Well To Live - To be in easy
circumstances, to live comfortably.
Whack - To share.
Whacker - Anything very large, same as
Whale Away - To preach, talk or lecture
continuously or vehemently.
Whang - Sinews of the buffalo or other
animal, or small strips of thin deer-skin, used by the dwellers and
hunters of the prairies for sewing.
Whaling - A lashing, a beating.
Whaler - A big, strapping fellow.
Whap - A quick and smart stroke.