calaboose

[ kal-uh-boos, kal-uh-boos ]
/ ˈkæl əˌbus, ˌkæl əˈbus /

noun Slang.

jail; prison; lockup.

Origin of calaboose

1785–95, Americanism; (< North American F) < Spanish calabozo dungeon, of obscure origin
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calaboose

/ (ˈkæləˌbuːs) /

noun

US informal a prison; jail

Word Origin for calaboose

C18: from Creole French, from Spanish calabozo dungeon, of unknown origin
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