Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

Old West

noun
1.
the western region of the U.S., especially in the frontier period of the 19th century.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Old West
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • There were all kinds of bad men in the days of the Old West.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • The most active movements into the Old West occurred after 1730.

    The Frontier in American History

    Frederick Jackson Turner
  • Stories of the Old West were filled with bad men who lived by the speed of their gun hand.

    The Draw Jerome Bixby
  • There is much to be done first, though, for we must get at Old West.

  • He was an Illinois man, and a good type of the men of the Old West.

    The Comstock Club Charles Carroll Goodwin

Word of the Day

Nearby words for old west

Word Value for Old

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends