cubbyhole cubbyhole  /ˈkə bi ˌhoʊl/


  1. (n) a small compartment
  2. (n) a small secluded room



  1. Today, he sells the fruits of his labors from a cubbyhole-sized store just across from the Confucius Temple in Beijing's historic Dongcheng district.
  2. Inside the cubbyhole they found a strange-looking man with a heavy reddish beard and hair hanging down to his shoulders.
  3. Claire McCardell works in a tiny cubbyhole above Seventh Avenue, surrounded by button boxes, swatches of material, scrapbooks and half-finished dresses.


  • In New York mayor race, lesbian candidate struggles to win women's vote

    By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - At Cubbyhole, a popular New York lesbian bar, for every two revelers who praised City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, in her race to become the city's first woman and first openly gay mayor, one complained about her style and political policies. "Just because she's a lesbian, it doesn't mean I'll vote for her," said Veronica Gonzales, 32, who works for ...
    on August 4, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "We can't lock members up in a cubbyhole here in Washington and never let them see what's going on around the country and around the world," Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday."
    on Feb 5, 2006 By: John Boehner Source: USA Today

  2. "I just wanted to find a cubbyhole and hide," said Jerome Biggars, who once weighed 493 pounds. "At my biggest, I could hardly walk."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: St Jerome Source:

  3. "We went back into his little cubbyhole," Mr. Riley told Escott, "and talked til sunup. Sam said, ' Red Hot" ain't got it.
    on Aug 3, 2009 By: Billy Lee Riley Source: Washington Post

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