detention home

[ dih-ten-shuhn hohm ]
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Origin of detention home

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby detention home Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use detention home in a sentence

  • Early the next morning Jack Woodvale parked the helicopter in a lot back of the city youth detention home.

    A Mixture of Genius | Arnold Castle
  • "She makes me feel like an inmate of a detention home or some place where the criminally insane are sent," stormed Dee.

  • Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.

    The Pivot of Civilization | Margaret Sanger
  • Bennie's mother was accused of being unfit to care for her boy, and Bennie was temporarily installed in the detention home.

  • That would be better than having him at the detention home with Mrs. Hollis.

    Joan of the Journal | Helen Diehl Olds