Calaboose meaning

kălə-bo͝os
A jail.
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(slang, dial., former) A prison; jail.
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(US, dialect) A prison or gaol/jail.
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Origin of calaboose

  • Louisiana French calabouse from Spanish calabozo dungeon

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

  • from French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo

    From Wiktionary