Definitions starting with C

ID #3841

calaboose, calaboosh

/kálabuws(h)/ [Trim idem (Winer); OED Negro French of Louisiana cala­bouse jail (also Haitian) from Sp. calabozo dungeon; cf. W3 idem dial.] n. jail (a Haitian word known by many Bahamians). (Exuma)

Tags: Haitian, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 22:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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