noun (plural cubbies) Etymology: obsolete English cub pen, from Dutch kub fish basket; akin to Old English cofa den Date: circa 1859 cubbyhole

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  • Cubby — Cub by (k?b b?), Cubbyhole Cub by*hole ( h?l ), n. [See {Cub} a stall.] A snug or confined or secluded place; a small room or a snug space within a room. Syn: snuggery, snug. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cubby — (n.) 1868, short for CUBBYHOLE (Cf. cubbyhole) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cubby — n. (pl. ies) (in full cubby hole) 1 a very small room. 2 a snug or confined space. Etymology: dial. cub stall, pen, of LG orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • cubby — /kub ee/, n., pl. cubbies. 1. a cubbyhole. 2. any of a group of small boxlike enclosures or compartments, open at the front, in which children can keep their belongings, as at a nursery school. [1835 45; dial. cub stall, shed (akin to COVE1) +… …   Universalium

  • cubby — noun /kʌbi/ A small, confined space …   Wiktionary

  • cubby — cub·by || kÊŒbɪ(həʊl) n. hideout; nook, small enclosed place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cubby — noun (plural cubbies) chiefly N. Amer. a cubbyhole. Origin C17 (orig. Scots, denoting a straw basket): related to dialect cub stall, pen, hutch , of Low Ger. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cubby — cub·by …   English syllables

  • cubby — cub•by [[t]ˈkʌb i[/t]] n. pl. bies 1) a cubbyhole 2) cvb a small, open, boxlike compartment or cupboard, as one used by children for storage • Etymology: 1835–45; dial. cub stall, shed (akin to cove I) + y II …   From formal English to slang

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