Definitions

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  • noun A jail.

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  • noun U. S. western slang a jail.

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  • noun US, slang A jail.

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  • noun slang for a jail

Etymologies

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[Spanish juzgado, tribunal, courtroom, from past participle of juzgar, to judge, from Latin iūdicāre, from iūdex, iūdic-, judge; see judge.]

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From Latin American Spanish juzgao, variant of standard Spanish juzgado. Alteration of pronunciation and spelling by law of Hobson-Jobson

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  • Also slang for public rest room, or outhouse :D !

    c. 1930's

    July 16, 2008