tuchthuis

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Etymology[edit]

From tucht (discipline) +‎ huis (house).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: tucht‧huis

Noun[edit]

tuchthuis n (plural tuchthuizen, diminutive tuchthuisje n)

  1. A house of correction, closed penitentiary where 'wayward' inmates (espcially youth and vagrants) are to be punished and (at least initially) reeducated trough forced labor, under threat of beatings
    Wie in het strenge tuchthuis niet genoeg zweet liet verloor bloed aan de zweep
    Who didn't shed enough swet in the strict house of correction bled under the whip
  2. A reformatory school

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