Definition of giggle house in English:

giggle house


NZ, Australian
dated, informal
  • A psychiatric hospital.

    ‘it's enough to send a man to the giggle house’
    • ‘She used to work part-time at the coffee lounge and was eventually put in the giggle house.’
    • ‘He was the poet who had himself locked up in the giggle house for nearly a quarter of a century.’
    • ‘The police done the right thing when they placed you in the giggle house.’
    • ‘When asked why he resigned, he said, “I don't want to finish up in the giggle house."’
    • ‘One man has already died through booze since I joined, and another has been confined in the giggle house.’