hoose·gow

/ˈhuːsˌgaʊ/ noun
US informal + humorous :prison, ↑jail

The cops threatened to throw him in the hoosegow.


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  • The Hoose-Gow — Infobox Film name = The House Gow caption = director = James Parrott producer = Hal Roach writer = starring = Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 1929 runtime = 25 minutes language = English… …   Wikipedia

  • hoose — hoose·gow; hoose; …   English syllables

  • gow — glas·gow; gow·an; gow·any; gow·en; gow·ers s; gow·pen; hoose·gow; lin·lith·gow·shire; lob·by·gow; gow·pen·ful; hoos·gow; lin·lith·gow; …   English syllables

  • hoos|gow — 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] …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Gow — Der Pirat John Gow (* um 1698; † 1725) war der Sohn von Margaret Calder und William Gow, einem Großhändler aus Stromness auf den Orkney. Die Familie kam ursprünglich aus Caithness und besaß Eigentum in Wick. Der junge Gow wurde Seemann und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hoosegow — hoose·gow …   English syllables

  • hoosegow — hoose•gow or hoos•gow [[t]ˈhus gaʊ[/t]] n. Slang. sts a jail • Etymology: 1860–65, amer.; < MexSp juzgado jail, Sp: court of justice, orig. ptp. of juzgar to judge …   From formal English to slang

  • James Parrott — (August 2 1898 – May 10 1939), was an American actor and film director; and the younger brother of film comedian Charley Chase. BiographyEarly yearsJames Gibbons Parrott was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charles and Blanche Thompson Parrott .… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurel and Hardy filmography — This is a list of films which either star or feature the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. For filmographies of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy without the other see Filmography of Oliver Hardy and Filmography of Stan Laurel. For songs in their films …   Wikipedia

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