ci·​gar | \ si-ˈgär How to pronounce cigar (audio) \

Definition of cigar

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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The inexpensive cigars hollowed out and filled with marijuana that the rap stars helped make popular in classic rap songs and music videos are now the subject of a serious research study. Randy Tucker,, "Blacks and blunts: University of Cincinnati researcher launches online study of 'blunt' use among African Americans," 24 Jan. 2018 Instead it's chopped up, cutting to Fosse with a cigar hanging from his mouth, nodding at Verdon. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How Fosse/Verdon Faithfully Recreated Cabaret's "Mein Herr," With One Small Twist," 10 Apr. 2019 A decade before William Van Alen ever dreamed about a skyscraper on 42nd St., all that stood at the current site of the Chrysler Building was a five-story structure with a cigar store at ground level. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "A Friendship Turned to Rivalry. A Feud That Changed the New York Skyline.," 27 Mar. 2019 Some leathers are more prone to scratches than others, but these scratches to the surface don't have to be a deal-breaker—think of it like your pets breaking in your leather sofa, like an old leather cigar jacket. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Most Pet-Proof Fabrics Are Not What You'd Expect," 14 Feb. 2019 In fact, through the Roaring ’20s, the hotel’s revenue stemmed first from alcohol, followed by food, then cigars and cigarettes—before factoring in room rentals at all. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "At revamped 1920s hotel, Scandi cool meets Japanese craft," 28 Sep. 2018 Faux bullet holes, cigars and cigarettes suggest a drunken party’s aftermath and allude to the crisis of alcoholism and violence on reservations. George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 July 2018 Dancers sashayed at the U.S. Virgin Islands display, a pianist played at the Port of Dublin, a cigar maker rolled stogies for a long line of men at the Port Tampa Bay exhibit. Rosemary Mcclure,, "How small ports like Catalina Island and Santa Barbara get some cruise love," 12 Mar. 2018 Burns’ father, an immigrant cigar maker, died young, leaving behind a widow and four children. Louis P. Masur, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Audacity of Inez Burns,’ by Stephen G. Bloom," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cigar

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cigar

Spanish cigarro

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English Language Learners Definition of cigar

: a roll of tobacco leaves that is longer and thicker than a cigarette and that is smoked


ci·​gar | \ si-ˈgär How to pronounce cigar (audio) \

Kids Definition of cigar

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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