Bughouse definition

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An institution for the mentally ill.
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Mentally deranged; crazy.
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(slang) An insane asylum.
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(slang) 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bughouse
Plural:
bughouses

Origin of bughouse

  • Probably from bug enthusiast

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From bug + house.

    From Wiktionary