bughouse

adjective
bug·​house | \ ˈbəg-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bughouse (audio) \

Definition of bughouse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

slang
: mentally deranged : crazy

bughouse

noun

Definition of bughouse (Entry 2 of 2)

slang
: an asylum for the mentally ill

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of bughouse in a Sentence

Adjective anyone would go bughouse after spending a week with her relatives
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At the end of Fletcher Knebel's novels, the bughouse president resigns and the coup is foiled. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Is Trump Actually in Charge? Or Is It Worse Than We Feared?," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of bughouse

Adjective

1887, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bughouse was in 1887

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“Bughouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bughouse. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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