Translation of hoosegow in Spanish:
- (American English) [slang]cárcel (feminine)
cana (feminine) (South America) [slang]
trena (feminine) (Spain) [slang]
tanque (masculine) (Mexico) [slang]
gayola (feminine) (River Plate area) [slang]
capacha (feminine) (Chile) [colloquial]
guaconda (feminine) (Colombia) [colloquial]Example sentences
- After lunch, visitors stroll through downtown, most paying particular attention to the old Jail Tree: Lacking a proper hoosegow, the town chained bandits to its enormous trunk.
- This, along with a $10 million deal cut with Papua New Guinea and a hoosegow built on Christmas Island, came to be known as the Pacific Solution and was the act that finally aroused some Australians to protest their government's policies.
- Selena, mother of two junior high schoolers, has drawn the line against television, and it's landed both her kids in the hoosegow.
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