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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Slang for a jail.

Usage examples (38)
  • Watching a bunch of them get carted off to the hoosegow is the best “reconciliation” I can think of. henry Says:
  • "hoosegow" by some people called "the Dark Riders," and their boss is transporting him to a mysterious installation.
  • "Where exactly is the, er, hoosegow?" he said meekly.
  • In fact, at one point she had a client in the hoosegow. for more
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