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horse opera

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noun
  1. a television or radio program or motion picture about the Wild West, often presented serially and usually dealing with adventures of cowboys, gunmen, gold prospectors, etc.Compare Western(def 8).
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Historical Examples

  • She was quite ashamed that he detected her once in going to the Horse-Opera, he must think her taste so low.

    Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX.

    Various

  • Professor Cramer conducted a side-show in the wake of a horse-opera, and the same sojourned at Colusa.


British Dictionary definitions for horse opera

horse opera

noun
  1. informal another term for Western (def. 4)
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