borstal borstal

Definition(s):

  • (n) formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison

Usage(s):

  • The borstal boys are an uncouth lot, mostly representative scum of the urban slums, yet their individual characters and common humanity are finely delineated by the superb Dublin .

Quotes

  1. "We not have plans to try to turn the NZDF into a borstal training ground for serious young offenders," says Phil Goff, Defence Minister.
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Phil Goff Source: TVNZ

  2. "I missed Dog Borstal, I don't know whether you managed to catch it," joked Thompson. "It sounds potentially rather interesting."
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Mark Thompson Source: The Guardian

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