cub·​by | \ ˈkə-bē How to pronounce cubby (audio) \
plural cubbies

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Test Results: Lift-Over Height The F-type’s passenger compartment is small, so there’s not much space for cubbies at all, let alone large ones. Car and Driver, "2018 Jaguar F-type," 16 Mar. 2018 Outside Van’s popular three-panel bed sleeps two comfortably, and more upper storage cubbies provide space for clothes. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Luxury camper van offers a cool oasis for two," 4 Oct. 2018 Most studios will also have cubbies in the locker room or outside of the room for your shoes. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "New to Yoga? 12 Things to Know Before Taking Your First Class," 4 Jan. 2019 Another powerful hint came when Brandon Ingram, the Lakers’ 21-year-old star prospect, was given the cubby next to Mr. James in the locker room. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Why Superstars Make Lousy Bosses," 20 Oct. 2018 On the underside, a crystal bowl plays storage cubby. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We got our first good look at BMW’s new electric iNext, on sale in 2021," 15 Sep. 2018 Our bunk at camp was a clapboard cabin with two rows of cots and tall wooden cubbies. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 Unfortunately, there are few storage cubbies within the cabin. Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Versa," 29 Mar. 2018 My own cubby shelves were an unrepentant mess, prone to rejecting the tank tops and shorts that my mother had written my name in with Sharpie. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of cubby

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cubby

obsolete English cub pen, from Dutch kub fish basket; akin to Old English cofa den

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