Origin of cubbyhole
Examples from the Web for cubbyhole
Gervaise felt the most pity for Pere Bru in his cubbyhole under the staircase where he hibernated.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
A moment later the patrolman loomed up outside the cubbyhole door, the woman in tow.
But he marched away, back to the cubbyhole in which he had awakened.Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He began to empty the cubbyhole of all the items that had been packed into it for storage.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
In the office beyond the partition of his cubbyhole a woman was sobbing.
Word Origin for cubbyhole
1825, the first element possibly from a diminutive of cub "stall, pen, cattle shed, coop, hutch" (1540s), a dialect word with apparent cognates in Low German (e.g. East Frisian kubbing, Dutch kub). Or related to cuddy "small room, cupboard" (1793), originally "small cabin in a boat" (1650s), from Dutch kajuit, from French cahute. Or perhaps simply a children's made-up word.