- 1to decide that someone belongs to a particular group or type without thinking deeply enough about it and considering what other qualities they might have synonym categorize, label
- 2 He has been pigeonholed as a children's writer.
NAmE//ˈpɪdʒənˌhoʊl//pigeonhole somebody (as something)(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pigeonhole
he / she / it pigeonholes
past simple pigeonholed
-ing form pigeonholing