"spunging-house" Definition

  1. the sheriff’s officer’s house, where prisoners, when arrested for debt, used to be taken. As extortionate charges were made there for accommodation, the name was far from inappropriate.

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Position in the dictionary: 3394 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: spunk, spunk-fencer, spunks, spurt., squabby, square, square cove, square moll, square rigged, square up
Previous words in the dictionary: spunge, spun, spuddy, spry, sprung, sprint race, springer-up, spree, spread, sprat

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