cubby

[ kuhb-ee ]

noun,plural cub·bies.
  1. 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

1
1835–45; dial. cub stall, shed (akin to cove1) + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for cubby (1 of 2)

cubby1

/ (ˈkʌbɪ) /


nounplural -bies
  1. Australian a small room or enclosed area, esp one used as a child's play area

British Dictionary definitions for cubby (2 of 2)

cubby2

/ (ˈkʌbɪ) /


adjective
  1. Midland English dialect short and plump; squat

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