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hoosegow

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noun hoose·gow \ˈhüs-ˌgau̇\

Definition of hoosegow

  1. :  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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