cubicle

noun
cu·​bi·​cle | \ ˈkyü-bi-kəl How to pronounce cubicle (audio) \

Definition of cubicle

1 : a sleeping compartment partitioned off from a large room
2a : a small partitioned space especially : one with a desk used for work in a business office
b : carrel

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Examples of cubicle in a Sentence

data entry clerks busily typing in cubicles
Recent Examples on the Web Vilaythong was working inside her office cubicle about 11:10 a.m., assisting a customer, when Westbrooks approached her, Assistant State’s Attorney Ashley Romito said. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, 4 Sep. 2021 At the same time, more than a few older workers welcome the flexibility of working from home after years in a cubicle, even as some in their 20s yearn for the camaraderie of the office or the dynamism of an urban setting. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2021 Nella Rogers was used to all kinds of uninvited smells creeping into her cubicle—usually terrible ones. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, 1 June 2021 At the same time, more than a few older workers welcome the flexibility of working from home after years in a cubicle, even as some in their 20s yearn for the camaraderie of the office or the dynamism of an urban setting. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2021 The pandemic, too, has contributed to the notion that demand for downtown office space would plummet as thousands of workers swapped their downtown cubicle for a home office. oregonlive, 24 July 2021 Seruelo spends about 10 minutes with each person in a cubicle, focusing his questions narrowly on living conditions in Tijuana. Elliot Spagat, chicagotribune.com, 14 July 2021 The policy—which specifies that masks must be worn indoors except when an individual is alone in a segregated space, like working in a private office or cubicle—began Monday. Eliza Fawcett, courant.com, 2 Aug. 2021 At the same time, more than a few older workers welcome the flexibility of working from home after years in a cubicle, even as some in their 20s yearn for the camaraderie of the office or the dynamism of an urban setting. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of cubicle

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cubicle

Latin cubiculum, from cubare to lie, recline

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The first known use of cubicle was in the 15th century

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11 Sep 2021

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“Cubicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubicle. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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cubicle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cubicle

: a work space in a large office with a desk that is usually surrounded by low walls
: a small space in a public room (such as a bathroom) that has walls for privacy

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