booby hatch(redirected from a booby-hatch)
derogatory slang A hospital for the mentally ill. If you keep saying crazy things like that, they're going to throw you in the booby hatch.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
n. a mental hospital. I was afraid they would send me to the booby hatch.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.