Definition of cubbyhole
: a small snug place (as for hiding or storage); also : a cramped space
Examples of cubbyhole in a Sentence
The car has lots of cubbyholes for small items.
He keeps the key in a cubbyhole in his desk.
He worked in a cubbyhole under the stairs.
Recent Examples of cubbyhole from the Web
Late Monday afternoon, both girls were found at Elk Grove United Methodist Church: Candi was inside a cramped staircase cubbyhole under the altar; Meuy, bound with duct tape, was in the oven-like trunk of a car parked outside.
The second floor has two more bedrooms, two baths, a reading room and the bunk bed cubbyhole.
But my house is tiny — not Tiny House tiny, just regular tiny — with a cubbyhole kitchen, sharp corners, precariously placed knick knacks and one very enthusiastic doberman.
Squatting in the shadowy recess, the brothers looked like children hiding in a cubbyhole.
Despite the restrictions, Mr. Leahy faced fierce competition and had to woo his way into his cubbyhole.
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First Known Use of cubbyhole
CUBBYHOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cubbyhole for English Language Learners
: a small hole or space for storing things
: a place (such as a room) that is very small
CUBBYHOLE Defined for Kids
Definition of cubbyhole for Students
: a snug place (as for storing things)
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