cubbyhole


cub·by·hole

noun \ˈkə-bē-ˌhōl\

: a small hole or space for storing things

: a place (such as a room) that is very small

Full Definition of CUBBYHOLE

:  a small snug place (as for hiding or storage); also :  a cramped space

Examples of CUBBYHOLE

  1. The car has lots of cubbyholes for small items.
  2. He keeps the key in a cubbyhole in his desk.
  3. He worked in a cubbyhole under the stairs.

First Known Use of CUBBYHOLE

circa 1842

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