jailhouse

[ jeyl-hous ]
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noun,plural jail·hous·es [jeyl-hou-ziz]. /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a jail or building used as a jail.

Origin of jailhouse

1
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; jail + house

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British Dictionary definitions for jailhouse

jailhouse

/ (ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs) /


noun
  1. Southern US a jail; prison

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