Definition of pigeonhole verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pigeonhole

     verb
    verb
    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
     
     
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  1. 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. 2 He has been pigeonholed as a children's writer.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pigeonhole

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