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

Definition of cigar

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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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 His biggest vice now appears to his omnipresent cigars. George Varga,, "Kinky Friedman explains how Willie Nelson and misery inspired his new album," 14 Apr. 2018 Is the pumpkin on the left drinking and smoking a cigar? Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "JFK's Niece and Nephew Just Shared Vintage Halloween Photos on Instagram," 31 Oct. 2018 The event also features cocktail seminars, fashion shows, cigar lounge, Whining Pig Pig Pen and yard games. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "17 best food and drink festivals in Phoenix during April," 5 Apr. 2018 With traders meeting clients over instant messages instead of cocktails and cigars, jeans and fleece vests are more commonplace. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Dressing for Deals, Wall Street Bankers Face Fashion Pitfalls," 12 Jan. 2019 Perfume labels, posters advertising circuses, patent medicines, 5-cent cigars, and all manner of things — even ear tags for goats. Carl Nolte,, "At the Box SF, previous eras’ castoffs prove valuable today," 8 July 2018 The rule prohibits tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs — in living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and outdoors within 25 feet of housing and administrative office buildings. Vikki Ortiz,, "As public housing buildings go smoke-free, health advocates mobilize to help residents quit," 2 July 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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The first known use of cigar was in 1730

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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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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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