hoosgow
hoosegow hoosegow, hoosgow hoosgow . [from Mexican Sp. jusgado jail, from Sp. juzgado court of justice.] a jail. [U. S. western slang] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hoosgow —    See hoosegow …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • hoosgow — hoos·gow …   English syllables

  • hoosgow — noun slang for a jail • Syn: ↑hoosegow • Hypernyms: ↑jail, ↑jailhouse, ↑gaol, ↑clink, ↑slammer, ↑poky, ↑pokey * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoosegow — hoosegow, hoosgow hoosgow . [from Mexican Sp. jusgado jail, from Sp. juzgado court of justice.] a jail. [U. S. western slang] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoosegow — /hoohs gow/, n. Slang. a jail. Also, hoosgow. [1860 65, Amer.; < MexSp jusgado jail (Sp: court of justice, orig. ptp. of juzgar to judge) < L judicatum, equiv. to judic (s. of judex) JUDGE + atum ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hoosegow — (juzgado [xusyáðo], also popularly [xusgáo] or [xusgáu], perfective participle of juzgar < Latin jüdicare to judge )    1) DARE: 1909. According to the DARE, a jail, prison or courthouse. Hendrickson s claim that the slang word jug, meaning… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • hoosegow — /ˈhusgaʊ/ (say hoohsgow) noun US Colloquial a jail. Also, hoosgow. {Spanish juzga(d)o court of justice; (in Mexican Spanish) jail} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoosegow — ☆ hoosegow or hoosgow [ho͞os′gou΄ ] n. [< Sp juzgado, court of justice < pp. of juzgar, to judge < L judicare < judex, JUDGE] Slang a jail or guardhouse …   English World dictionary

  • jailhouse — noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence) • Syn: ↑jail, ↑gaol, ↑clink, ↑slammer, ↑poky, ↑pokey •… …   Useful english dictionary

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