Will you recommend a dictionary of American West language and slang?
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
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