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!
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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?
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