(US) a cell, a lock-up.
|Truth (Sydney) 19 Mar. 12/3: Them officials in the booby, / They are glad to see them come; / Any change — it’s all the same sir, / When they gets ’em In that drum.|
|Truth (Melbourne) 21 Feb. 12/6: She gets three months in the Booby.|
|Hobo’s Hornbook 150: When old Justice Grimes espied us, and called the constabule, / Who tossed us in the booby, and took away our mule.‘The Dealer Gets It All’ in|
|Sharpe of the Flying Squad 329: booby or booby hutch : The cell.|
|DAUL 31/2: Booby. 1. A jail, usually small and rural.et al.|