jailhouse

[ jeyl-hous ]
/ ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs /

noun, plural jail·hous·es [jeyl-hou-ziz]. /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a jail or building used as a jail.

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Origin of jailhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; jail + house
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British Dictionary definitions for jailhouse

jailhouse
/ (ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs) /

noun

Southern US a jail; prison
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