HOWTO talk like a hobo

This "colorful hobo slang dictionary" is colorful indeed — it's practically a sociological study on hobo-ism, in vocabulary form.

battleship – a high-sided steel coal car usually with a hopper or dump bottom
bazoo – mouth
beagles – hot dogs
bedroom of stars – a city park
to beef on – to inform
beefer – a) one who whines b) an informer
belly of a drag – the underside of a slow freight train
belly robber – a boarding boss who tries to save money on food
ben – a vest
benny – an overcoat
biddies – hen's eggs


(Thanks, Nick!)