›disapproving a particular group of similar things that people or things are put into: put sb/sth in a pigeonholeMy boss put me in a pigeonhole, so I was never considered for work in other departments.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them