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Slang definitions & phrases for tangle-foot



: a Western writer describing the effects of tangle-foot whiskey


Liquor, esp cheap whiskey (1859+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I wuz sort o dazed n blinded, n felt ez if the prisipasses n the mountains wuz all on a tangle-foot drunk, staggerin like.

    The Crest of the Continent

    Ernest Ingersoll
  • So, you see, it wasn't the dope evil that made me bind him in the chains of tangle-foot and force his putrid company on an angel.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • You remember Scurry—that educated horse-wrangler we had—the college fellow that tangle-foot drove to the range?

  • You remember Scurry--that educated horse-wrangler we had-- the college fellow that tangle-foot drove to the range?

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