ci·​gar si-ˈgär How to pronounce cigar (audio)
: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

Examples of cigar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was known for his fierce temper, love of cigars and whiskey and of course, for uncovering the burial site of the renowned Egyptian ruler, King Tutankhamen — King Tut. Amiah Taylor, Discover Magazine, 28 Sep. 2023 The state prosecution claims that from 2011 to 2016, Netanyahu accepted a steady supply of cigars, cases of Champagne and jewelry from Arnon Milchan, an Israeli film producer in Hollywood, and James Packer, an Australian billionaire. Ruth Margalit, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Our professional sports teams could thrive in previous generations despite being impersonal, the owner an older man puffing a cigar whose lone focus was to place a winning product on the field. Globe Staff,, 18 Sep. 2023 Several small sharks about the size of a cigar are to blame for sinking a 29-foot catamaran this week sparking a dramatic night-time at-sea rescue, the vessel's survivors said. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 Visit Luxury Avenue Los Cabos in the marina for high-end brands, or stop by J & J La Casa del Habano Los Cabos for a whiff of the world's best cigars. Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 30 Aug. 2023 The works on view were targeted at potential customers for Japanese trains, American racecars, Swiss clothing, Swedish tires, Dutch glassware, Italian liqueurs, French cigarettes, Cuban cigars, and sports events in Poland, Israel, Argentina and Uruguay. Eve M. Kahn, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2023 Social media posts show O’Neill, listed as a Tennessee resident in jail records, was in Frisco on Tuesday to record a podcast at a cigar lounge. Isabella Volmert The Dallas Morning News (tns), al, 29 Aug. 2023 The Moroccan cigars scent Impossible ground meat with cinnamon and raisins; dip them into mint yogurt. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Spanish cigarro

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cigar was in 1730

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“Cigar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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ci·​gar sig-ˈär How to pronounce cigar (audio)
: a roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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