Definition of bughouse in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɡhaʊs/


1North American A psychiatric hospital.
Example sentences
  • Yates faced some formidable obstacles: a broken home, tuberculosis, rampant alcoholism, divorce, lack of recognition and manic depression - a combination that sent him, as he put it, ‘in and out of bughouses’.
  • If this guy isn't really one step from the bughouse cell next to Hannibal Lecter, he should receive a retroactive Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
  • "Without my wife I would have gone to the bughouse a long time ago," he claims.
2 dated A seedy, run-down cinema.


North American
Example sentences
  • Petulant as a small boy he went "bughouse" when crossed, but he was cunning, and he earned the respect of New York City's top crooks.
  • First of all, I'm in no way condoning his bughouse behavior, only the fact that he recognized that he was out of line and stepped down as a result.

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