cubicle

[ kyoo-bi-kuh l ]
/ ˈkyu bɪ kəl /

noun

a small space or compartment partitioned off.
a bedroom, especially one of a number of small ones in a divided dormitory, as in English public schools.

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Origin of cubicle

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin cubiculum bedroom, equivalent to cub(āre) to lie down + -i- -i- + -culum -cle2

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British Dictionary definitions for cubicle

cubicle
/ (ˈkjuːbɪkəl) /

noun

a partially or totally enclosed section of a room, as in a dormitory
an indoor construction designed to house individual cattle while allowing them free access to silage

Word Origin for cubicle

C15: from Latin cubiculum, from cubāre to lie down, lie asleep
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