hidy-hole

hidey-hole

/ (ˈhaɪdɪˌhəʊl) /

noun

informal a hiding place

Nearby words

  1. hidroschesis,
  2. hidrosis,
  3. hidrotic,
  4. hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia,
  5. hidy,
  6. hie,
  7. hielamon,
  8. hieland,
  9. hiemal,
  10. hier-

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Examples from the Web for hidy-hole

  • He soon found that his master had been wrong in supposing that the hidy-hole had been discovered or destroyed.

    Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
  • Who was the old man I found in what you call your hidy-hole?

    Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
  • It had been jist a hidy-hole in troubled times, whan the cuintry wud be swarmin wi' stravaguin marauders!'

    Heather and Snow|George MacDonald


Word Origin and History for hidy-hole

hidy-hole

n.

1817, altered from hiding-hole; from hiding (n.1) + hole (n.).

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