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bug·house (bŭg′hous′) Offensive Slang
An institution for the mentally ill.
Mentally deranged; crazy.
[Probably from bug
a mental hospital or asylum
[C20: from bug1 + (mad)house]
n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
adj. Slang. n.
1. an insane asylum. adj.
2. insane; crazy.
bughouse [ˈbʌghaʊs] N
) (= asylum
) → casa f de locos, manicomio m
References in classic literature
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
What forms are more protean, more elastically suited to transformation, than these vigorous animated figures that vibrate across the screens of our bughouses
and our minds?