calaboose


cal·a·boose

noun \ˈka-lə-ˌbüs\

Definition of CALABOOSE

:  jail; especially :  a local jail

Examples of CALABOOSE

  1. <fittingly, the calaboose in that one-horse town consisted of a single cell>

Origin of CALABOOSE

Spanish calabozo dungeon
First Known Use: 1792

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