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!)