hoosegow

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hoosegow

slang Jail. The term is an English phonetic approximation of the Spanish word juzgado, meaning "courtroom" or "tribunal." A new sheriff arrived into town, and before long the hoosegow was overrun with criminals.

hoosegow

(ˈhusgɑʊ)
n. a jail. The judge threw the punk in the hoosegow for a few days.