1. [1920s+] a prison sentence; do bird, serve a sentence; throw bird, imprison.
2. [1930s–40s] previous convictions.
3. [1950s–60s] in fig. use, any form of constraint, responsibility.
[1970s] (UK prison) emotionally affected by a (long) prison sentence.
1. [1940s] (US) a prison.
2. [1950s] (US drugs) a place where one can purchase narcotics [puns on birdseye n. (3) + SE house].
3. [1950s] a psychiatric institution.
[1920s+] (UK prison) one’s first experience of a prison sentence.