hidey-hole

noun
hid·​ey-hole | \ ˈhī-dē-ˌhōl How to pronounce hidey-hole (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hidy-hole

Definition of hidey-hole

informal
: an area or space used as a hiding place Payday in Iraq means taking home a wodge of notes from your boss and shoving it under your bed or into some hidey-hole before finding time to visit your local bank to make a deposit.The Economist

First Known Use of hidey-hole

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hidey-hole

alteration of earlier hiding-hole

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“Hidey-hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidey-hole. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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