Definition of Hoosegow

1. Noun. Slang for a jail.

Exact synonyms: Hoosgow
Generic synonyms: Clink, Gaol, Jail, Jailhouse, Pokey, Poky, Slammer



Definition of Hoosegow

1. Noun. (US slang) A jail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoosegow

1. a jail [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoosegow

hoorah
hoorahed
hoorahing
hoorahs
hooray
hooray for Hollywood
hoorayed
hooraying
hoorays
hoorays for Hollywood
hoord
hoords
hooroo
hooroosh
hoose
hoosegow (current term)
hoosegows
hooses
hoosgow
hoosgows
hoosh
hooshed
hooshes
hooshing
hoot
hoot owl
hootch
hootches
hootchie
hootchies

Literary usage of Hoosegow

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1. A Miscellany of American Poetry (1920)
"Only the keeper and the kept in the hoosegow Knew it—on the streets, ... Here I took along my own hoosegow And did business with my own thoughts. ..."

2. Americans by Stuart Pratt Sherman (1922)
"Perhaps also "shovel-stiffs," "work-plugs," "hoosegow," and "exhausted eggheads" would be familiar to them. But I think they would gasp and stare at ..."

3. Chronological History of the 364th Field Hospital Company by Alvin Otto Binswanger, Harlan C. Bristow (1921)
"The result of one of these was six hours in the hoosegow aboard the "Olympic" on our trip overseas. During civilian life he follows the occupation of ..."

4. Hudson County Facts: Winter 2006 by Anthony Olszewski (2006)
"What he failed to mention was that for the well-heeled malefactor the local hoosegow was Hudson County's version of a spa ..."

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