cubbyhole

[ kuhb-ee-hohl ]
/ ˈkʌb iˌhoʊl /

noun

a small, snug place.

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Origin of cubbyhole

First recorded in 1835–45; cubby + hole
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cubbyhole

/ (ˈkʌbɪˌhəʊl) /

noun

a small enclosed space or room
any small compartment, such as a pigeonhole

Often shortened to: cubby (ˈkʌbɪ)

Word Origin for cubbyhole

C19: from dialect cub cattle pen; see cove 1
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