1. a police cell.
|Reading Mercury 31 July 4/5: He was too drunk to know he had been snoring in the kennel in Piccadilly and bowed affably [...] when told he was discharged.|
2. a house.
|Dundee Courier 26 Nov. 4/2: This rinsing-out of a fashionable courtesan’s kennel generally brings very high prices for articles of vertue, or vice, put up for sale .|
|Beggars 104: House – kennel.|
|Adventures of Johnny Walker 190: [as cit. 1909].|
|(con. 1910–20s) Hell’s Kitchen 119: Kennel ... house.|
3. (US) a booth, any small structure reminiscent of a dog-kennel.
|That Old Gang o’ Mine (1984) 33: They [...] run an estaminet and hot-dog kennel on the Broadwalk during the day.in Marschall|
SE in slang uses
(US milit.) foot inspection.
|S.F. Chronicle 1 June H5/7: The draftees assigned to Camp Claiborne, in Louisiana, got out a glossary of slang terms to describe everyday things in army life [...] The Louisiana lads call [...] foot inspection, a ‘kennel show’.|
|Edwardsville Intelligencer (IL) 14 Sept. 4/4: The Flappers’ Dictionary [...] Dog Kennels: Pair of Shoes.|
|The Quaker’s Opera I i: qu.: What hast thou got? poor: Sir, you may have what you please, Wind or right Nantz, [...] or Apricock-Water, or Roll-me-in-the-Kennel, or Diddle.|
|London Spy III 49: When [...] we had made our selves tolerable Figures to appear by Day-light, we descended from our Snoaring-Kennel.|
(Aus.) go away! be quiet!
|(con. WWI) Gloss. of Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: go to the kennel. Shut up, take yourself off.|
(Aus.) stop talking!
|Digger Dialects 30: kennel-up — Stop talking.|
|(con. WWI) Gloss. of Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: kennel-up. Stop talking.|