- a small, enclosed space or room that confines snugly or uncomfortably
- a small, open compartment as in a desk; pigeonhole
Origin of cubbyholediminutive ; from British dialect, dialectal cub, little shed (akin to Middle High German kobe, cage, stall: for Indo-European base see cove) + hole
- A snug or cramped space or room.
- A small compartment.
- A category, especially an overly restrictive one.
Origin of cubbyholeFrom cub, pen, hutch (perhaps from Flemish cubbe, from Middle Flemish) + hole.