Bughouse meaning

bŭg'hous'
An institution for the mentally ill.
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Mentally deranged; crazy.
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An insane asylum.
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Insane.
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(US, slang) A flea-infested hotel, lodging-house etc.
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(US, slang) A prison.
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(US, slang) A hospital, especially a lunatic asylum.
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(South Africa, slang) A cheap and dirty cinema.
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(US, slang) Crazy, insane.
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Origin of bughouse

  • Probably from bug enthusiast
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From bug + house.
    From Wiktionary