hoosegow hoosegow


  • (n) slang for a jail


  1. Goods and traffickers were hustled off to the hoosegow.
  2. When he finds that an old pal is behind onein jailDouglas gets drunk, tangles with a barroom psycho, and manages to be thrown into the same hoosegow.


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    IT'S CROWDED OUT THERE We all know what happens when a fan runs out onto a MLB field during a game. Security comes, ties them in a pretzel knot and escorts them to the hoosegow. But if you're old enough, you remember when fans would routinely storm the field after big moments. On Oct. 14, 1976, the Yankees and...
    on October 14, 2013     Source: Times Leader

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