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
There were six drunks in the cell when I was in the hoosegow last weekend.
by cornholio October 14, 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