Definition of cubbyhole in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌbɪhəʊl


  • 1A small enclosed space or room: she works in a cubbyhole next to his office
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    • The bungalow was tiny, consisting of one bedroom, a living room, bathroom, a small cubbyhole where the kitchen crockery and utensils were kept, and an airy verandah which went round two sides of the building.
    • Sure enough, the General's parrot sat on its perch in the corner of the cramped cubbyhole that was his room.
    • Outdoor play space also should include cubbyholes or spaces that can serve as role-game features.
    small room, booth, cubicle; den, snug; North American cubbycompartment, pigeonhole, niche; slot, recess
  • 1.1South African A glove compartment in a car.
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    • The cubbyhole was hanging open and so was the ashtray, neither of which I ever use unless I am transporting contraband.
    • I listen to the radio, and there is always the Blarney Brothers CD on hand in the cubbyhole as an alternative.
    • My favourite creature comfort: the air-conditioned cubbyhole; just the place to keep a cold drink in hot weather.

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