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bughouse

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adjective bug·house \ˈbəg-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of bughouse

slang

  1. :  mentally deranged :  crazy



Examples of bughouse

  1. <anyone would go bughouse after spending a week with her relatives>



1891

First Known Use of bughouse

1891


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bughouse

noun bug·house

Definition of bughouse

slang

  1. :  an insane asylum



1899

First Known Use of bughouse

1899


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