The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117989   Message #2547054
Posted By: pdq
23-Jan-09 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: cowboy alphabet
Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
calaboose - n. {a corruption of Spanish calabozo }: prison, jail

hoosegow - n. {from Mexican Spanish jusgado }: jail

Seems them ol' cowboys needed a lot of names for the same place.