Does anyone call anyone “Hoss” anymore?

hossIs it just me, or has “hoss” been lost to the ages? Remember when that was the stereotype for a cowboy?

I miss “hoss”. Is it derogatory in any way? Is there a reason it fell off the face of the earth? Is it like the n-word? Where only cowboys can call other cowboys that – and if someone north of the Mason-Dixon line calls them that, we rally the troops and persecute?

Please let me know – I’d like a little 411 before I start re-introducing this into my daily vocabulary.

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