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[hyoo-mi-dawr or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mɪˌdɔr or, often, ˈyu-/
a container or storage room for cigars or other preparations of tobacco, fitted with means for keeping the tobacco suitably moist.
Origin of humidor
1900-05; humid + -or2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for humidor
  • It's also a local cigar club, with a walk-in humidor for regular clients.
  • Imported cigars are stored in a climate-controlled walk-in humidor.
  • Cigar bars could not sell food and would have to have a humidor for cigar storage on the premises.
  • There's a walk-in humidor and wine room beneath that circular staircase, designed to envelop a pneumatic elevator.
British Dictionary definitions for humidor


a humid place or container for storing cigars, tobacco, etc
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Word Origin and History for humidor

1903, from humid on model of cuspidor.

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