humble abode

[ huhm-buhl uh-bohd, uhm- ]


  1. Usually Facetious. home:

    I invite you all to spend what's left of the night at my humble abode.

    Chris's humble abode is a gorgeous mansion on the wooded south slope of the mountain.

  2. a small, inexpensive, and unpretentious home:

    As crude and rustic as the cabin appears, clever accessories adorn the walls and shelves of this humble abode.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of humble abode1

First recorded in 1760–70

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Example Sentences

When Snooki suggests The Situation's lady friend's friends leave their humble abode, things get a little hairy.

Into this humble abode I would take any one who cares to accompany me.

A horse was sent me at this humble abode the following morning.

The Duke had never before been in Mr. Monk's very humble abode, and now caused some surprise.

Yet this approach did not peculiarly belong to Castle Eredine; it led equally to many a more humble abode.

He looked with interest and surprise, but also with some disgust, at the ascetic arrangements of that humble abode.