the hoosegow

noun

US, informal + humorous
: prison or jail
The cops threatened to throw him in the hoosegow.

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“The hoosegow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20hoosegow. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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