- a cubbyhole.
- any of a group of small boxlike enclosures or compartments, open at the front, in which children can keep their belongings, as at a nursery school.
Origin of cubby
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Examples from the Web for cubby
The cubby and the 460 bottles of wine, valued at $8,339.50 will remain at Cricova to be displayed.
It is unclear if Kerry will be able to grab a bottle or two from the cubby the next time he passes through Moldova.
Only later in life did I confront the obvious question: did the Nixon goons break into my cubby and steal my notes?George McGovern & Me
October 21, 2012
He hauled the microphone from its cubby in the dashboard and spoke the code words.Raiders Invisible
Desmond Winter Hall
They had stripped the cloak from me, and flung me back in my cubby.
We deposited our Erentz suits carefully in a corner of the cubby.
Our Erentz suits were here close behind us in Potan's cubby.
Through the cubby window-ovals I could see instrument panels.
- Australian a small room or enclosed area, esp one used as a child's play area
- Midland English dialect short and plump; squat
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Word Origin and History for cubby
1868, short for cubbyhole.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper