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 (bŭg′hous′) Offensive Slang
An institution for the mentally ill.
Mentally deranged; crazy.

[Probably from bug, enthusiast.]


a mental hospital or asylum
insane; crazy
[C20: from bug1 + (mad)house]



n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)

adj. Slang. n.
1. an insane asylum.
2. insane; crazy.
[1890–95, Amer.]


[ˈbʌghaʊs] N (bughouses (pl)) [ˈbʌghaʊzɪz] (US) (= asylum) → casa f de locos, manicomio m
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One of the fellows that works at the stable--you've seen 'm--Henderson--he lives around the corner on Fifth--he says she's bughouse.
Available for Apple devices, the Bughouse game enables youthful users to command their own construction site by delivering concrete for pavements, flatwork and foundations.
His first two albums The Year Of Hibernation and Wondrous Bughouse, received scores of 8.
No bughouse professors, sweating fourth-dimensional economics, were received at the White House" After Wilson's reign of terror, Americans wanted peace, "and simple peace was what Dr.
First-place winners from Eugene at a recent state chess championship in Seaside included Simon Venter and Tommy Case of Roosevelt Middle School in the middle school Bughouse tournament; Isabella Harker from Camas Ridge Elementary School in the Blitz tournament; and Brennen Matherly of Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School in the Bughouse tournament.
They could only be seen in the Hollywood jungle films we watched in our local bughouse, the Coronet Cinema in Woodville Road.
The money is being invested in improvements for the Bughouse Estate, in Gateshead.
I thought that's what went on in the bughouse, anyway.
From its tenants and people who gathered in nearby Bughouse Square.
Kerr's socialist publishing co-op, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, known as Wobblies from about 1913 on), Bughouse Square, the Dil Pickle, the Garvey movement, the African Blood Brotherhood, the Proletarian Party, Turner Hall, the Radical Bookshop, and even a little-known effort to spark a specifically Chicago variant of the international creative/destructive rebellion known as Dada.
Through the years, the projects have included the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational items such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit.