[ hoos-gou ]
/ ˈhus gaʊ /
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/ (ˈhuːsɡaʊ) /
US a slang word for jail
Word Origin for hoosegow
C20: from Mexican Spanish jusgado prison, from Spanish: court of justice, from juzgar to judge, from Latin judicāre, from judex a judge; compare jug
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