1. (orig. Aus.) orig. milit. use, a prison; thus (all Aus./N.Z.) boob dot, a small blue dot tattooed beneath the eye, indicating a spell in borstal or prison; boob gear, prison uniform; boob talk, prison jargon; boob tat, a prison tattoo; boob tea, weak, prison-brewed tea; boob weed, prison-issue tobacco; also a vb. see cite 1908.
2. (US) a police station, esp. the police cells, a local or city prison.
[1980s] (N.Z. prison) alcohol made from brasso metal polisher.
[1980s+] (Aus. prison) a prisoner who suspends his usual heterosexuality for a homosexual life while in jail.
[1980s+] (Aus. prison) institutionalized; no longer able to survive outside the prison environment.
[1960s+] (Aus.) a prisoner, esp. an influential one.
[1950s] (Aus. Und.) a prisoner, esp. a recidivist.
[20C+] (Aus. prison) to serve time in prison.