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bug·house

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

[Probably from bug, enthusiast.]

bughouse

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

bug•house

(ˈbʌgˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)

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

bughouse

[ˈbʌghaʊs] N (bughouses (pl)) [ˈbʌghaʊzɪz] (US) (= 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?