ci·​gar | \ si-ˈgär \

Definition of cigar 

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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Big Tobacco discovered decades ago that freebase nicotine makes puffing on a cigar much harsher than inhaling cigarette smoke. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Juul’s nicotine salts are dominating the market — and other companies want in," 21 Nov. 2018 The airline offers a cigar bar in its Frankfurt first-class lounge. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Chateau Margaux for Seat 2A: Emirates Rewrites Rules for Airlines," 12 July 2018 Busia and Bourdain had their first date in a cigar bar in 2007. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Chef Anthony Bourdain Is Survived by His 11-Year-Old Daughter Ariane," 8 June 2018 There’s also Di Salvo’s Station, an old train station that’s been transformed into an Italian restaurant and cigar bar. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 So many men who pride themselves as guy’s guys, from golf courses to frat houses to cigar bars — and more than a few press boxes — cheered the development as the dawning of a new day in sports. David Haugh,, "Kevin Pendergast represents side of legal gambling story easy to overlook," 20 May 2018 Griffin drove the duo to a gas station, and the woman went in the store to get cigars — giving Griffin enough time to speed off in the car, the arrest affidavit stated. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Man ditches date, steals her car and uses it to take the woman's godsister to the movies, cops say," 19 July 2018 His love of decorative boxes, for example, began as a child, when his grandfather used to give him his old cigar boxes. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Blast from the past: This Glenmary home is a collector's paradise," 28 June 2018 For decades, tiny jumbled pieces of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls lay forgotten inside wooden cigar boxes. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Blank Dead Sea Scroll fragments are actually covered with invisible text | Miami Herald," 4 May 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 \

Kids Definition of cigar

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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