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List of Words and Phrases
 
hardly, 306
hardshell, 94
hard-shell Baptists, 131
hardvaer-staar, 413
hardware-dealer, 114
hardware-store, 413
hare, 64, 126
hari-kari, 99
hart, 245
harth, 245
has-been, 32, 190
hashery, 187
hash-foundry, 190
hash-slinger, 191
has went, 21
hath, 70
hat-shop, 168
hat to, 287
haul, n., 188, v., 63, 64
hausfrau, 103
haut ton, 168
have, 269, 273, 286
have an ax to grind, vp., 93
have not, 289
haven’t, 289
have the floor, vp., 93
have the goods, vp., 366
hay-barrack, 54
hay-cock, 57
hay-stack, 57
handsome, 110
harbor, 221
harbour, 221
haze, v., 175
he, 291
head, n., 121-231
head-clerk, 113
headed, 278
head-electrician, 145
head-liner, 114, 123
head-master, 121, 122, 169
head-mistress, 121
headquarter, v., 192
healthful, 181
healthy, 181
hear, n., 283; hear, v., 273
hear, hear! 134
heard, 71
heart, 214
heat, v., 273
heath, 57
heave, 273
heavenwards, 182
Hebrew, 131, 145
hed, 231, 245
heeler, 98
heerd, 273, 277-283
heern, 273, 283
heft, v., 63, 65
hefty, 65
heighth, 106, 318
heimer, suf., 199
heinie, 333
heinous, 231, 232
held, 274
hell, 152
hell-box, 95
hell-fired, 153
hellion, 91
hello, 92
hello-girl, 188
hell-roaring, 91
helluva, 153
help, n., 39, 41, 117, 144, 161
Help Wanted, 161-162
helpt, 245
helt, 274, 280
hemidemisemiquaver, 132
hemorrhage, 223, 240
hence, 307
her, 291
herb, 72
here, 180, 307
here’bouts, 307
hern, 291, 292, 293
hers, 293
het, 273, 277
het up, vp., 100, 273
hiccup, 246
hickory, 51
hid, 273
hidden, 273
hide, 273
high-ball, 405, 99
high-boot, 113
high-brow, 166, 174, 190
highfalutin, 93, 163
high-hat, 168
high-school 120
High street, 359
hike, v., 166, 175
hill-side, 39
him, 291
himself, 303
hired-girl, 57, 118, 168
hired-man, 57
hire-purchase, 118
hire-purchase plan, 114
his, 291, 293
His Excellency, 139, 140
His Highness, 139
His Honor, 140
hisn, 263, 291, 293
hisself, 263, 303
hist, 315
h’ist, 106, 273
h’isted, 273
hit, v., 273
hitched, 16, 384
hither, 180, 307
hit the dirt, vp., 393
hoak, 185
hoakum, 194
hoarding, 35, 113, 117, 168
hobo, 15, 15, 159, 166, 194
hoch, 104
Hock, 115, 119, 246
Hock-cup, 26
hod-carrier, 114
Hodge, 134
hodman, 114
hoe-cake, 43, 55, 57
hoed, 245
hog, v., 32
hoggish, 306
hog-pen, 114
hog-wallow, 43, 55
hofbräu, 320, 250
hoist, n., 315, 114, v., 106
hola, 203
hold on, vp., 39, 105
holden, 285
hold, v., 274, 285
hold out, vp., 128
hold-up, 15, 15, vp., 362
holler, v., 92, 274, 318
hollered, 274
holloa, 92
holsum, 247
holt, 317
holy gee, 153
holy Jesus, 153
Holy Joe, 369
holy orders, 130
holy-roller, 131
hombre, 202
homely, 68, 127
homœopathy, 241
home-run, 129
homespun, 67, 162
homestead, 414
hominy, 41, 50, 52
homologize, 60
Hon., 139
hon. agent, 141
hon. gentleman, 124
honor, 246, 247, 228-231, 221, 233
honorary, 227
Honorable, 139
honorable friend, 124
honorary, 140
honors, 169
honorarium, 227
honorific, 227
honour, 221, 227, 228, 231, 239
honourable, 228
hooch, 100, 200, 202
hoochfest, 199
hood, 114
hoodlum, 15, 15, 159
hoodoo, 54, 122
hoof, 219
hook, n., 54, 352, 393
hooligan, 159
hoop, 219
hooverize, 175, 187, 191
hooves, 219
hoo-zat, 212
hop, v., 109, 393
hornswoggle, 92
horse’s neck, 99
horrid, 216
horror, 226
horrour, 228
horse of another colour, 42
horse-sense, 95
horse-shoer, 282
hospital, 72, 114, 194
hospitalize, 175
hospital-nurse, 116, 119
hostil, 245
hostile, 212, 218
hostler, 224, 225
hot, 216
hot-box, 97
hotel, 72, 144
hotel-valet, 145
hot-stuff, 166
hot-tamale, 101
house-clean, v., 192
housekeep, v., 185
house-master, 169
house of ill repute, 150
house of questionable repute, 150
hove, 273, 277
hub, 39
huckleberry, 56
huckster, 114
humble, 72
humbug, n., 40
humor, 221
humorous, 227
humour, 221-227
Hun, 188, 368
hunderd, 318
hung, 273, 278
hunker, 40
hunkie, 333
hunky-dory, 96
hunting, n., 114, 134
hunyadi, 333

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