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pigeonhole - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'pigeonhole' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Pigeonhole [ n.]
- A small compartment in a desk or case for the keeping of letters, documents, etc.; -- so called from the resemblance of a row of them to the compartments in a dovecote.
2 . Pigeonhole [ v. t.]
- To place in the pigeonhole of a case or cabinet; hence, to put away; to lay aside indefinitely; as, to pigeonhole a letter or a report.

Meaning of 'pigeonhole' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . pigeonhole [ v]
Meaning (1):
- treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
Example in sentence:
  • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European