Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern & Western U.S. A jail.

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  • n. A prison or gaol/jail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prison; a jail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prison; especially, a common jail or lockup.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Louisiana French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo, dungeon.

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from French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo

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