Word forms: plural , 3rd person singular present
, present participle pigeon-holing
, past tense , past participle pigeon-holed
He felt they had pigeonholed him.
I don't want to be pigeonholed as a kids' presenter.
3. countable noun
If you put
someone in a particular pigeon-hole
, you decide that they belong in a particular category.
Because I had an unusual accent people were not able to put me into a pigeon-hole.
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