Prof. R. Sussex sussex at UQ.EDU.AU
Thu Apr 22 23:40:07 UTC 2004

Cubby is well known in Australia in this sense of a children's
play-house, often in a tree. Related presumably to cubby-hole, from
Brit dial. cub, which means something like a "stall, pen".

Roly Sussex


Roly Sussex
Professor of Applied Language Studies
Department of French, German, Russian, Spanish and Applied Linguistics
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies
The University of Queensland
Queensland 4072

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