dipping tobacco


: moist, finely pulverized tobacco placed between cheek and gum
No one paid any mind to the mud and dirt caked into the wooden floors, because it was already soaked with spilled alcohol and dipping tobacco-infused spit—apparently, no spittoons in this saloon.Allison Ehrlich

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dipping tobacco was in 1981

Dictionary Entries Near dipping tobacco

Cite this Entry

“Dipping tobacco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipping%20tobacco. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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