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 Behind the scenes, the cocktail hour tent was transformed during dinner into a lounge for the after-party, complete with outdoor cigar and tequila bars for the groom. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Went All Out for Their “ Montana-Meets-Gatsby-Meets-Versailles ” Wedding at Home," 13 Apr. 2021 This was perhaps for the best, given the gargantuan cigar-store Indian at the plan’s heart. Joshua Jelly-schapiro, The New Yorker, "How New York Was Named," 13 Apr. 2021 Among them: the Hamilton-Turner Inn, where guests report sightings of a strange, cigar-smoking man sitting on the porch; and the Marshall House Inn, used as a hospital during yellow fever epidemics and said to be crawling with spirits., "Move over, Austin: These towns are weirder," 8 Apr. 2021 But while the next Knives Out is expected to be plotted around the continuing adventures of Craig’s cigar-chomping southern detective, as Johnson told Vulture in 2019, don’t expect the new film to Young Indiana Jones the character. Chris Lee, Vulture, "Netflix Just Paid Nearly Half a Billion for Knives Out 2 and 3," 31 Mar. 2021 Spicy and fruity in the New World-style, this malbec impresses with tart cherry and blueberry flavors, followed by a hint of cigar box and earth. Washington Post, "These 3 delicious wines are kosher for Passover and start at $12," 12 Mar. 2021 Aromatically stunning nose with lavender and smoldering earth that has fine tannins that give an elegant shape to the wine with ripe blueberries and blackberries on the palate with hints of cigar box on the persistently expressive finish. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, "A New Winery In Sonoma With A Stunning Hospitality Space Grapples With Covid," 4 Mar. 2021 Tours include demonstrations, a cigar, and Cuban espresso (book online in advance). Tracey Minkin, Travel + Leisure, "Florida Keys Travel Guide," 2 Mar. 2021 Not long after the Seahawks emerged from a slugfest with a 20-9 victory against a dreaded nemesis that clinched the NFC West title, Adams brought a cigar box with him to the podium for his postgame Zoom conference. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Seattle Seahawks use defense to win NFC West and 'dammit, it feels good!'," 28 Dec. 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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Last Updated

21 Apr 2021

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“Cigar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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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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