humidor

noun

hu·​mi·​dor ˈhyü-mə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce humidor (audio)
ˈyü-
: a case or enclosure (as for storing cigars) in which the air is kept properly humidified

Examples of humidor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guests can smoke coveted Padrón 50th anniversary cigars or store their own cigars on-site in an antique humidor. Andy Wang, Robb Report, 11 May 2021 This humidor is like a piece of furniture, trophy case, and storage case all in one. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 6 Dec. 2022 Additionally, the store will boast its largest wine selection, a humidor with cigars, eight separate stands in an aisle for eight local coffee companies, and the largest fresh meat, full-service department in the area. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 19 Oct. 2022 Anticipation roared through Rocky Top, leading Manis to dedicate some time to his humidor on Tuesday night. Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 12 Oct. 2022 When taken out of the humidor for that day's game, only eight dozen balls at a time should be placed in a ball bag. Jared Wyllys, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Are their humidor procedures different in some impactful way? Tony Blengino, Forbes, 22 June 2022 There are flavors here that bring to mind blackberries and cassis sitting in a pot next to a humidor full of well-aged cigars. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 18 July 2022 While an entire season – and a wholesale testing of baseballs will be necessary to pinpoint the problem – the humidor could be a greater variable than imagined. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

humid + -or (as in cuspidor)

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humidor was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Humidor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humidor. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

humidor

noun
hu·​mi·​dor ˈhyü-mə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce humidor (audio)
ˈyü-
: a case in which the air is kept properly humidified for storing usually cigars or tobacco
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