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

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The teacher told him to store his stuff in a cubby outside the hot room. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019 In the video, one woman walks to the unsecured cubbies where customers keep their belongings as the other two women distract the employee. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "‘Yoga studios are supposed to be safe places’: Thieves strike several studios across D.C.," 13 Apr. 2018 The bottom of the rack features a shelf with a cubby underneath, so there's space to store shoes, too. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "These Are the Best IKEA Clothing Racks You Can Buy, Hands Down," 8 May 2019 Other features include a slatted wood ceiling, wall panels with cubbies, a deluxe remote operated ceiling fan with rain sensor, Two 12v power outlets, and LED dimming lights that run off of a 100ah auxiliary battery system and 400-watt inverter. Megan Barber, Curbed, "DIY camper van: 5 affordable conversion kits you can buy now," 1 Aug. 2018 From the Ace in New York to The Siren in Detroit, chic hotels intended to appeal to young travelers are bringing back the cubby-like, kid-beloved bed. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Who’s Sleeping in All These Hotel Bunk Beds?," 28 Mar. 2019 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

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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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