calaboose

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calaboose

slang Jail. The word comes from "calabozo," the Spanish word for "dungeon." They'll throw you in the calaboose if they find out that you were involved in the robbery!

calaboose

(ˈkæləbus)
n. jail. (From a Spanish word.) Are we going to tell what happened, or are we going to spend the night in the calaboose?