a prison, a jail (from Juzgao, an early Mexican Spanish word for a tribunal court)
He almost went to the hoosegow when the police confused him with someone who was suspected of a crime.
by The Return of Light Joker January 04, 2009
Top Definition
Calabozo; jail; from Sp. "juzgado"
There were six drunks in the cell when I was in the hoosegow last weekend.
by cornholio October 14, 2003
A jail. A term from the 1800's.
He got thrown in the hoosegow.
by Miss A March 10, 2005
n. jail or prison
No time for the piggies or the hoosegow.
by Eminem June 12, 2003
A place of incarceration. Jail, Pokey, Slam, Clink, etc...
I got caught running from the fuzz and they sent me to the hoose gow
by cyan` July 08, 2005
A party filled to the brim with fine ladies, and or a place where one has a good chance of getting some ass.
" Hey man get over to this bar, it's a fucking Hoose Gow over here. "
by Mike Ramos July 08, 2003
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