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Help with Meaning of Slang Insult in Episode

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    snyoung

    [1]Aug 22, 2009
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    In an episode of Gunsmoke I recently watched, one of the main characters (either Matt or Chester) insulted another character by saying "What's that under your beaver hat, another beaver?" The character was not wearing a beaver hat or a beard (sometimes called a beaver in Canadian slang). The only clue is that the character was acting impatient and unreasonable. My young boys heard me laughing at the tv and I told them the line. They now repeat it daily, though we have no idea what it means! What in the world does this line mean?
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