spookhouse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spook +‎ house.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spookhouse (plural spookhouses)

  1. A haunted house.
  2. (slang) A headquarters for intelligence agents.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 10:
      High Haven's the spookhouse. Been the spookhouse for years.