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Western Dialect / Glossary

United States of America [US]

The dialect of the old West

    Word: waddy




    One of the words for cowboy especially a cowboy who drifted from ranch to ranch and helped out in busy times. Jo Mora and Ramon Adams both suggest that the word derived from wad something used to fill in but this notion isn t widely accepted. Neither is the suggestion that it comes from chewing tobacco. To add to the mystery waddy first meant rustler then cowboy . Also spelled waddie.

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