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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.
We didn't travel to other towns to get eaten alive in bughouses like New Canaan, and Lou's Red Sox were always stacked with the best players to create the best opportunity to beat Bangor during the district all-star tournament.
We arrived mid-morning at the Upper Hudson River, outfitted with the tools of our trade: sweep nets, dip nets, rakes, waders, field guides, GPS units, magnifiers, bughouses and viewing trays.
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?