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

Definition of cigar

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

Examples of cigar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From cupcake and chocolate clubs for dads with a sweet tooth to bacon and cigar clubs, Amazing Clubs has tons of options for any kind of dad. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "21 last-minute Father’s Day gifts to save the day," 15 June 2020 All dads receive a cigar and one choice from eight alcoholic beverages that span wine, spirits and beer. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Father's Day 2020: 48 metro Phoenix restaurants with special deals for dine-in and takeout," 15 June 2020 Tendrils of fog swirl off the water like cigar smoke. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Ozark Mountain Fishing Adventure," 9 June 2020 Agag, a charismatic Formula One veteran and a former Spanish politician, is a cigar-smoking race fan who admits creating a green Formula One was more a business decision than the product of an environmental activist, which is a little deflating. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Documentary about electric car racing generates little spark," 5 June 2020 And not coincidentally, Ed Olson ran an Anchorage cigar store for a while. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "History of the ‘Phantom Swede’ and the origin of Bootlegger Cove’s name," 1 June 2020 There are the obvious scars: a burn from the cigar a white police officer put out on his stomach while two others held his arms during a Baton Rouge lunch-room sit-in. Miles Moffeit, Dallas News, "Dallas civil rights leader Peter Johnson appeals for peaceful response to police violence, racism," 30 May 2020 In Anchorage, Spenard cemented his reputation as a showman, chomping on cigars and frequently wearing a bright yellow suit. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "History of Spenard: How a squatter, bootlegger and showman gave Anchorage’s most renowned road its name," 18 May 2020 Netanyahu is accused of illicitly taking about $290,000 worth of cigars and champagne from wealthy friends and of scheming to help media moguls in exchange for sympathetic coverage. Amy Teibel,, "Netanyahu Duels a Third Time With Rival Aiming to End Era," 8 May 2020

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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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19 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cigar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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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