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American English: /ˈhusɡaʊ/
British English: /ˈhuːsɡaʊ/

Translation of hoosegow in Spanish:


  • (US) [slang]
    cana (feminine) (South America) [slang]
    trena (feminine) (Spain) [slang]
    tanque (masculine) (Mexico) [slang]
    gayola (feminine) (Río de la Plata) [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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