October Wild West Trivia

The first Monday of each month I post a Wild West Trivia Question. Please leave your answer or best guess in the comment section of the blog post for a chance to win one of my books. At the end of the week, I’ll draw a name from all those who enter the contest and post the winner in the comment section. Be sure to check back to see if you’re the winner!

Question: In the jargon of the Old West cowman, what was a “mail-order cowboy”?

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29 thoughts on “October Wild West Trivia

  1. This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

  2. It’s a derogatory term used to give cowboys from the east dressed in fancy unpractical western clothes a hard time.

  3. It was a name they called Eastern men who arrived in the old west all dressed up in fancy western clothes, but the clothes weren’t really useful for every day use.

  4. This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

  5. This was not a compliment. It was used to refer to those men arriving from the east wearing fancy garb that was impractical western attire. They were c also called tenderfoot urban cowboys.

  6. A derogatory term given to Eastern men who arrived all dressed up in finery western clothing which was not comfortable and useful.

  7. A mail-order cowboy sounds to me to be a want to be cowboy, or a man who isn’t really a cowboy but just dresses the part.

  8. Derogatory term re tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb (aka “dude”).

  9. A mail order cowboy was what a man was called when he arrived in the west dressed as he believed a cowboy should look but didn’t have any idea how to do the work of a real cowboy.

  10. This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

  11. It is a derogatory name given inexperienced cowboy want-to-be’s who were wearing fancy but impractical clothing and gear.

  12. Tenderfoot dressed in mail-order clothes: This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

  13. This was so much fun to research thank you.

    “Mail-Order Cowboy – This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.”

  14. ACCORDING TO THE COWBOY SLANG DICTIONARY Mail-Order Cowboy – This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

  15. This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

  16. derogatory term; referred to tenderfoot, urban cowboys who arrived from the East decked out in fancy, impractical practical Western garb

  17. Some one who got their fancy cowboy western wear from the catalogs perhaps — most likely those persons from the East who didn’t have any real western heritage at all. They didn’t have any experience with cowboy-ing, ranching, or living in the west. The duds were much too fancy and not anything the ‘real’ cowboys wore.

  18. This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb. I think we all found the same reference.

  19. This was a derogatory term used to chide tenderfoot, urban “cowboys” who arrived from the East all decked out in fancy but hardly practical Western garb.

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