Definitions for jailhouseˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz
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jail•houseˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es
Origin of jailhouse:
jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey(noun)
a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
A building containing a jail.
Origin: jail + house