The next thing I heard, two men we've been keeping an eye on were in the hoosegow, one with a slug in his shoulder.
"The boss is in the hoosegow," answered Pete, his voice tragic.
It's a long walk down to the hoosegow and I don't want to take you there.
It would infuriate the Judge to sentence those buzzards to the hoosegow for life.
"jail," 1911, western U.S., probably from mispronunciation of Mexican Spanish juzgao "tribunal, court," from juzgar "to judge," used as a noun, from Latin judicare "to judge," which is related to judicem (see judge (v.)).
[1911+; fr Mexican Spanish juzgao, ''tribunal, court'']