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hoosegow

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a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • they ended up in the hoosegow for disorderly conduct

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The first known use of hoosegow was in 1895

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“Hoosegow.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hoosegow. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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