Hoosegow meaning

ho͝osgou
A jail.
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(US, slang) A jail.
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(old, slang) A jail or guardhouse.
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Origin of hoosegow

  • Spanish juzgado tribunal, courtroom from past participle of juzgar to judge from Latin iūdicāre from iūdex iūdic- judge judge

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

  • From Latin American Spanish juzgao, variant of standard Spanish juzgado. Alteration of pronunciation and spelling by law of Hobson-Jobson

    From Wiktionary