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(informal) a hiding place
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  • Who was the old man I found in what you call your hidy-hole?

    Hunted and Harried R.M. Ballantyne
  • He soon found that his master had been wrong in supposing that the hidy-hole had been discovered or destroyed.

    Hunted and Harried R.M. Ballantyne
  • It had been jist a hidy-hole in troubled times, whan the cuintry wud be swarmin wi' stravaguin marauders!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
Word Origin and History for hidy-hole

1817, altered from hiding-hole; from hiding (n.1) + hole (n.).

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