Definition of Calaboose

1. n. A prison; a jail.



Definition of Calaboose

1. Noun. (US dialect) A prison or gaol/jail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calaboose

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calaboose

cakinesses
caking
cakings
caky
calaba
calabar-bean vine
calabarine
calabash
calabash curare
calabash pipe
calabash tree
calabashes
calabaza
calabazas
calabazilla
calaboose (current term)
calabooses
calabur tree
calabura
calade
caladenia
calades
caladium
caladiums
calaite
calaites
calaloo
calalu
calamanco
calamancoes

Literary usage of Calaboose

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1. Life and Adventure in the South Pacific by Jones (1861)
"In the calaboose.—Californians!—Climate and Products of Chili. ... The calaboose, or jail, is an old stone building in rather a dilapidated condition; ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1840 The pugnacious gentlemen were lodged in the calaboose. ... 1840 He will be put in the calaboose tonight, and tomorrow sent to jail, or to the hospital. ..."

3. The South-west by Joseph Holt Ingraham (1835)
"... at twilight—calaboose—Guard-house—The vicinage of a theatre—French cafes—Scenes in the interior of a cafe —Dominos—Tobacco-smokers—New-Orleans society. ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"... stone-jug ; jug ; calaboose ; cooler ; coop ; downs ; clink ; jigger ; Irish tht-atre ; quod ; shop ; stir ; clinch ; steel ..."

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