A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 09, 2006
Texas Cakewalk (a hanging)

A “Texas cakewalk” is a hanging (maybe because it’s so easy in Texas?). The western term isn’t used often and is mostly historical.


A Writer’s Guide to the Old West
Texas Cakewalk - A hanging.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
1944 R. F. ADAMS Western Words 164/2 Texas cakewalk, a hanging.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, October 09, 2006 • Permalink