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.
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How to use cubby in a sentence
There is also a built-in cubby above the desk that I found useful for storing cables, headphones, and other odds and ends.
They were building little dams, and they were building huts and cubbies.
A simple side shelf or cubby can make a big difference when trying to manage your mess.Best computer monitor stand: One trusty product to support every screen in your home office | Irena Collaku | July 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Flats and sandals may easily slide into a cubby or over-the-door pocket, and your fancy, expensive heels may be happier perched at the top of a tower unit, where they can’t get damaged or accidentally walked on.Best shoe rack: Behold these versatile shoe storage options | PopSci Commerce Team | March 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
It has a shelf at the bottom for shoes, removable hooks on the sides, and drawers, open cubbies and doors that conceal additional shelves.No mudroom, no problem: Solutions for a functional and beautiful home entry | Mari-Jane Williams | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
The cubby and the 460 bottles of wine, valued at $8,339.50 will remain at Cricova to be displayed.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs | Ben Jacobs | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is unclear if Kerry will be able to grab a bottle or two from the cubby the next time he passes through Moldova.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs | Ben Jacobs | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only later in life did I confront the obvious question: did the Nixon goons break into my cubby and steal my notes?
The next day, Psaki wrote: “I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby – just cause.”
The duke's room was pretty small, but plenty good enough, and so was my cubby.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I groped along up to my cubby, and hid it there till I could get a chance to do better.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There was the cubby, the wood all carefully painted in white enamel, the portable shelves made of sheets of heavy glass.Three Little Women | Gabrielle E. Jackson
When dinner was over, papa was enticed up to see the cubby-house, while the aunts took their nap.Betty Leicester | Sarah Orne Jewett
The commodore and Clarence no doubt still believed Bob to be shut up in a cute little cubby-hole with bars.Nothing But the Truth | Frederic S. Isham
British Dictionary definitions for cubby (1 of 2)
Australian a small room or enclosed area, esp one used as a child's play area
British Dictionary definitions for cubby (2 of 2)
Midland English dialect short and plump; squat
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