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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: cubby 'cubby hole' 1800-1900 From cub 'enclosure for cattle' (16-19 centuries), from Dutch kub 'roof covered with straw'

cubbyhole

noun
     
Related topics: Household
cub‧by‧hole [countable]
DH a very small space or room, used especially for storing things

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