jailhouse

[ jeyl-hous ]
/ ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs /

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

a jail or building used as a jail.

Nearby words

  1. jail fever,
  2. jailbait,
  3. jailbird,
  4. jailbreak,
  5. jailer,
  6. jailhouse lawyer,
  7. jain,
  8. jaina,
  9. jainism,
  10. jaipur

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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