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1. A snug or cramped space or room.
2. A small compartment.
3. A category, especially an overly restrictive one.
[From cub, pen, hutch (perhaps from Flemish cubbe, from Middle Flemish) + hole.]
nOften shortened to: cubby
1. a small enclosed space or room
2. any small compartment, such as a pigeonhole
[C19: from dialect cub cattle pen; see cove1]
1. a pigeonhole.
2. a small, snug place.
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|Noun||1.||cubbyhole - a small compartment|
compartment - a space into which an area is subdivided
|2.||cubbyhole - a small secluded room |
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"