American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small room; a cubbyhole.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A snug, confined place; a cubbyhole.
- Snug; close.
- n. A creel or basket of straw carried on the back and fastened by a strap across the chest: used in the Orkney and Shetland islands.
- n. A small, confined space.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A snug or confined or secluded place; a small room or a snug space within a room.
- n. a small secluded room
- From Middle English cub "stall". Cognate with French cagibi. (Wiktionary)
- Short for cubbyhole. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even if it's largely defined by her "cubby," which as far as I know, is the first time she'll have a designated space of her own outside the house.”
“This was drunk in a kind of cubby-hole off the night nursery, the three colonials having failed to fraternise with the posse of English servants who had been taken over with the house: a set of prim, starched pokers these, ran the verdict; and deceitful, too, with their “sirs” and “madams” to your face, and all the sneery backbiting that went on below-stairs.”
“The Casimirs lived in a kind of cubby-hole way down Ste.”
“This last amusement soon grew quite absorbing, and her "cubby," as she called it, rapidly became a pretty grotto, where she lived like a little mermaid, daily loving more and more the beauty of the wonderful sea, Finding the boat too sunny at times, the boys cut long willow boughs and arched them over the seats, laying hemlock branches across till a green roof made it cool and shady inside.”
“This last amusement soon grew quite absorbing, and her "cubby," as she called it, rapidly became a pretty grotto, where she lived like a little mermaid, daily loving more and more the beauty of the wonderful sea.”
“After the classroom emptied I spoke with Stuart’s teacher and learned that my instincts had been correct: the worksheet incident was not an isolated one, Stuart consistently lost his homework or left it at home, and his cubby was a disaster.”
“Large Mid-Cabin with the open entrance so you don't feel like you are in the "cubby”
“For $375 a month / person (if you chose to share "a four-by-six cubby") or $530 to 800 a month (for a "cubby" of your very own), "artistically" - inclined twenty somethings get to rest their heads in spaces that one resident generously described as looking”
“But you could consider building yourself a small "cubby" inside a closet.”
“I actually gave all of my girls a "cubby" filled with their own toiletries that are clearly marked with names on them.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘cubby’.
An add-on to Trivet's list elbow room and Lampbane's list 2BDRM W/VU that tries not to duplicate Trivet's and Lampbane's existing rooms. Virtual, allegorical and proverbial rooms accepted.
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