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crazy house

Slang. an insane asylum.
Origin of crazy house
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Which was worser, to land in a crazy house, jump from the window down, or go to the country from the charities?

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • I was a pretty good candidate for the crazy house by this time.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I felt if I didnt get away from here for a little while, I would land in a crazy house, or from the window jump down.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • I cant read signal smokes an dont know the meanin of signs if that maverick dont wind up in a crazy house, cuttin paper dolls.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis

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