cubbyhole

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noun cub·by·hole \ˈkə-bē-ˌhōl\

Definition of cubbyhole

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

Examples of cubbyhole in a sentence

  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.

Circa 1842

First Known Use of cubbyhole

circa 1842


CUBBYHOLE Defined for English Language Learners

cubbyhole

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noun cub·by·hole \ˈkə-bē-ˌhōl\

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

cubbyhole

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noun cub·by·hole \ˈkə-bē-ˌhōl\

Definition of cubbyhole for Students

  1. :  a snug place (as for storing things)


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