cubbyhole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cubbyhole a small secluded room
    • n cubbyhole a small compartment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cubbyhole A snug or confined or secluded place; a small room or a snug space within a room.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cubbyhole A small, close apartment, or inclosed space; a closet, or any similar confined place; hence, humorously, a very small house; a cot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Cub a stall

Usage

In literature:

Just get your handkerchief and chamois together and meet in my cubbyhole next to the lobby, will you?
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
Gervaise felt the most pity for Pere Bru in his cubbyhole under the staircase where he hibernated.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Queed marched straight for the little cubbyhole where the proof-readers and copy-holders sweated through their long nights.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Henley was leaning back in his swivel chair, his feet on the desk, a brier pipe in his mouth, as Hugh entered the cubbyhole of an office.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
Bill led me at once past two or three lounging cow persons to the cubbyhole, where arose a typical old timer.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Murgatroyd peered out of his little cubbyhole.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
The blueprint, bearing the imprint of the architects, Hammond & Hammond, showed no such walled-up cubbyhole!
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
Police trucks poured out of their cubbyholes and plunged valiantly through the dark.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Duke went back toward the cubbyhole where a thin, haggard man sat on a broken block behind a makeshift desk.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
Strange and dark cubbyholes stare at the visitor from all sides.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
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In news:

An organizer of Friday's Leather & Laces party pointed to a cubbyhole of a room carpeted in red shag.
But instead of her tiny village in the remote reaches of the Himalayas , Mrs Sherpa is in her cubbyhole of a Buddhist artifacts store on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
A buddy of mine swears he finds lasses itching for threesomes any time he visits this otherwise inconspicuous cubbyhole of a booze barn with a couple of pool tables and cheap, cheap beer.
There is a photo — now yellow with age — of Harvey Tisinger, sitting behind a small desk scattered with papers, in a cubbyhole of an office, with exposed pipes against one of the walls.
Police found Jacob Ewing, of Tyrone, hiding in a small cubbyhole in the attic of a house.
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