EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUBBYHOLE
Murgatroyd remained in his cubbyhole, his tail curled over his nose.
He went to sleep, with Murgatroyd curled up in his cubbyhole.
But he marched away, back to the cubbyhole in which he had awakened.
Back in his cubbyhole downstairs, Walter stared hopelessly at the reports.
He began to empty the cubbyhole of all the items that had been packed into it for storage.
I think it's in the cubbyhole where we keep our oilskins, you know.
The concierge was smiling at him from her cubbyhole beside the stairs.
In the office beyond the partition of his cubbyhole a woman was sobbing.
Murgatroyd headed straight for his cubbyhole and crawled into it.
A moment later the patrolman loomed up outside the cubbyhole door, the woman in tow.
1825, the first element possibly from a diminutive of cub "stall, pen, cattle shed, coop, hutch" (1540s), a dialect word with apparent cognates in Low German (e.g. East Frisian kubbing, Dutch kub). Or related to cuddy "small room, cupboard" (1793), originally "small cabin in a boat" (1650s), from Dutch kajuit, from French cahute. Or perhaps simply a children's made-up word.