atm-logoWill you recommend a dictionary of  American West language and slang?

Tom Morton
Vista, California

Here are some good dictionaries to check out: Dictionary of the American West by Win Blevins, Western Words by Ramon F. Adams, Cowboy Slang by Edgar R. “Frosty” Potter, A Dictionary of the Old West by Peter Watts and The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Bruce Grant

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His latest book is Wyatt Earp: Showdown at Tombstone.  If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at

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