hoosgow


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Noun1.hoosgow - slang for a jail
gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer, clink - a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
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A Hoosegow, or hoosgow, is US slang for a prison or jail.
That statement, and host of other misdeeds, earned Stone admission to the hoosgow for six months plus a fine of $1,000.