che·​root | \ shə-ˈrüt How to pronounce cheroot (audio) , chə- \

Definition of cheroot

: a cigar cut square at both ends

Examples of cheroot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twante remains a place where many men in sarongs and bamboo pith helmets smoke cheroots and women balance baskets of vegetables on their heads. New York Times, "Clay Pots Everywhere Quenched Myanmar’s Thirst, Until They Vanished," 10 Oct. 2019 Almereyda exclaims when the filmmaker materializes, an unlit cheroot in his mouth. New York Times, "Review: A Godard Film About Making Movies Arrives in New York," 12 July 2018 Not lumpia Shanghai, spring rolls as skinny as cheroots, the ground pork inside flecked with deliquescing fat. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "In Tama’s No-Frills Space, the Filipino Food Is Anything But," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of cheroot

circa 1679, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheroot

Tamil curuṭṭu, literally, roll

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“Cheroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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