hoosegow


hoose·gow

noun \ˈhüs-ˌga\

Definition of HOOSEGOW

:  jail

Examples of HOOSEGOW

  1. <she ended up in the hoosegow for disorderly conduct>

Origin of HOOSEGOW

Spanish juzgado panel of judges, courtroom, from past participle of juzgar to judge, from Latin judicare — more at judge
First Known Use: 1909

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