Definition of tobacco road
: a squalid poverty-stricken rural area or community
Origin and Etymology of tobacco road
from Tobacco Road, novel (1932) by Erskine Caldwell and play (1933) by Jack Kirkland †1969 American playwright
First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
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