hoose|gow or hoos|gow «HOOS gow», noun.
U.S. Slang. a jail; lockup.
[American English < Spanish (as pronounced in Mexican Spanish) juzgado court, tribunal, past participle of juzgar to judge < Latin jūdicāre < jūdex a judge]

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