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 Leone’s stylish, Spanish-shot epic about a cheroot-chomping western gunslinger playing two rival gangs against one another starred a struggling American TV actor named Clint Eastwood as a character known as The Man With No Name. Chris Nashawaty,, 6 July 2020 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, 10 Oct. 2019 Almereyda exclaims when the filmmaker materializes, an unlit cheroot in his mouth. New York Times, 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, 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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The first known use of cheroot was circa 1679

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“Cheroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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