Green’s Dictionary of Slang

kennel n.2

1. [mid-19C] a police cell.

2. [mid-19C-1930s] a house.

3. (US) a booth, any small structure reminiscent of a dog-kennel.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

kennel show (n.) [play on dogs n.1 (1)]

[1940s] (US milit.) foot inspection.

In phrases

dog kennels (n.) [play on SE dogs/dogs n.1 (2)]

[1920s] (US) shoes.

roll me in the kennel (n.) [SE kennel, the gutter; the drunken toper will sleep anywhere]

[early–mid-18C] gin.

snoring kennel (n.)

[late 17C–early 18C] a bedroom.

In exclamations

go to the kennel!

[1900s] (Aus.) go away! be quiet!

kennel up!

[1910s] (Aus.) stop talking!