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Definition of pigeonhole verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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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