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Noun: pigeonhole  'pi-jun,hówl
  1. A specific (often simplistic) category
     
  2. A small compartment
    - cubbyhole
Verb: pigeonhole  'pi-jun,hówl
  1. Place into a small compartment
     
  2. Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
    "I was pigeonholed as a lazy Southern European";
    - stereotype, stamp

Derived forms: pigeonholing, pigeonholes, pigeonholed

Type of: assort, category, class, classify, compartment, lay, place, pose, position, put, separate, set, sort, sort out

Encyclopedia: Pigeonhole