cubicle

noun cu·bi·cle \ ˈkyü-bi-kəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cubicle

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

Examples of cubicle in a Sentence

  1. data entry clerks busily typing in cubicles

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Origin and Etymology of cubicle

Latin cubiculum, from cubare to lie, recline

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CUBICLE Defined for English Language Learners

cubicle

noun

Definition of cubicle for English Language Learners

  • : 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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