detention home


: a house of detention for juvenile delinquents usually under the supervision of a juvenile court

Examples of detention home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This season 2 standout puts the spotlight on Cheese (Lane Factor), who's sent to a youth-detention home after his uncle Charlie (Nathan Apodaca) is arrested for growing weed. Ew Staff,, 9 Dec. 2022 Felicia said the two bonded in a detention home for troubled teens. Kyani Reid, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2022 Police handcuffed and arrested the boy and took him to the county detention home. Improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle: Superior Road At 11:15 a.m. Jan. 9, an officer stopped a car for speeding. cleveland, 18 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of detention home was circa 1930

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“Detention home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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