Cowboy Lingo Dictionary - Page 3
Idaho Brain Storm – dust storm
Illy - ill, sick
Indian broke – horse trained to be mounted from the right side. Cowboys mounted from the left side.
In Liquor - drunk
Iron Horse - railroad train
Jackeroo – buckaroo or cowboy
Jag - A small load.
Jawing - talking. "we stood there just jawing."
Jerked Meat -fresh meat dried in the open air without salt
Jingled – Drunk
Jimmying a bull - shooting a law officer
Jingle bobs – jingling pieces of metal that hang from the spurs and make a sound while walking or riding.
John Barleycorn - Beer
Jollification - A scene of festivity or merriment. Used only in familiar language.
Joy Juice - Whiskey.
Jump the Broom - Get married.
Juniper - derogatory term for an easterner or an inexperienced cowhand.
Kansas Sheep Dip –Whiskey
Kedge – in good health
Keep That Dry – keep a secret
Kick – to complain
Kick Up a Row – create a disturbance
Knobs – spurs
Knock Galley West - beat senseless
Lammy – a blanket.
Landed - a person who has enough money to keep him for the rest of his life
Lapper – hard drinker
Lathy - slender
Lead Plumb: a bullet
Left Handed Wife – mistress
Leg Bail- run away
Light On – come on by chance, to happen to find.
Lincoln Skins: greenbacks
Lizzy: a saddle horn
Lookin'at the mule's tail: plowing
Lookin' for a dog to kick: expression of disgust
Look to See: investigate
Lynching Bee: a hanging