the hoosegow

noun

Definition of the hoosegow

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 8 Aug. 2022.

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