cubby

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

Definition of cubby

US
: a small, snug place (as for hiding or storage) : cubbyhole Each boy on coming in gives his name, pays six cents, gets a key, and puts away his hat, books, and jacket (if he has 'em) in his own cubby for the night.— Madeleine B. Stern The room was little more than a cubby choked with wires, splitters, routers, and electronic boxes. You would have said there was no room for a man.— Stephen King

Examples of cubby in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each family member has their own cubby for coats and totes and upper cabinets or shelves store off-season accessories. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 July 2022 The girl asks her teacher at school to change the nameplate on her cubby. The New Yorker, 22 June 2022 The orange theme extends to the inside, with contrast stitching and embroidered headrests sprucing up the sensible, cubby-laden cabin, which doesn't quite match the level of finery in the latest Accord and Civic. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 14 Apr. 2022 Most arresting is the setting, a frame that suggests a window, a ledge, a display box, a little cubby hole, a staging site. Willard Spiegelman, WSJ, 13 May 2022 The next shot shows the Equinox's floating center console, complete with an open storage space on the bottom and a cubby on top that's located underneath the center stack. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 17 May 2022 Blogger Jen Lou Meredith installed coordinating door inserts on half of the cubby holes, then added IKEA's RILL casters and topped the shelving unit with a LÄMPLIG chopping board to build the ultimate kitchen caddy. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 9 May 2022 The orange theme extends to the inside, with contrast stitching and embroidered headrests sprucing up the sensible, cubby-laden cabin, which doesn't quite match the level of finery in the latest Accord and Civic. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 14 Apr. 2022 While its cabin has limited cubby storage, and the ride can be too firm for sensitive types, the 2022 Cayenne cultivates the joy of driving far better than most of its peers, which earns it a place on our Editors' Choice list. Car and Driver, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cubby

1832, 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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Last Updated

13 Jul 2022

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“Cubby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubby. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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