bug-house

bughouse

[buhg-hous] Slang.
noun, plural bughouses [buhg-hou-ziz] .
1.
an insane asylum.
adjective
2.
insane; crazy.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; bug1 (cf. buggy2, bugs) + house

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bughouse (ˈbʌɡˌhaʊs)
 
n
1.  a mental hospital or asylum
 
adj
2.  insane; crazy
 
[C20: from bug1 + (mad)house]

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