American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An institution for the mentally ill.
- adj. Insane; crazy.
- From bug + house. (Wiktionary)
- Probably from bug, enthusiast. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mart Judson, indeed, inclined strongly to the opinion that the white-haired old quartermaster was slightly "bughouse," as he expressed it.”
“I've seen some bughouse crews in my time, but this one's the limit.”
“One of the fellows that works at the stable -- you've seen 'm-- Henderson -- he lives around the corner on Fifth -- he says she's bughouse.”
“The whole thing's bughouse, that's what, an 'I almost get dippy myself thinkin' about it.”
“The whole thing's bughouse, an 'I guess I am, too.”
“Holden Caulfield, as we know, ends up in the bughouse, the booby hatch, the wacky shack, done in by universal phoniness and the sad sordor of Experience.”
“One person that Allen met during his first days in the “bughouse,” as he called it, was a young Jewish man named Carl Solomon.”
“He was determined to rescue Lafcadio and keep him out of the clutches of the bughouse.”
“Again our choice: Either open up the decay within the system to the light of day and start the process of rebuilding and renewal, or allow the republic-ravening pestilence to continue unchallenged, hence unabated, and let the nation go bughouse crazy as the house comes down around us to the strains of the insect-brain stridulations of Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh.”
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