Cigar meaning

sĭ-gär'
A compact roll of tobacco leaves prepared for smoking.
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A cylindrical roll of cured tobacco for smoking, consisting of cut tobacco wrapped in a tobacco leaf.
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Tobacco, rolled and wrapped with an outer covering of tobacco leaves, intended to be smoked.
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close but no cigar
  • Phrase used to describe a situation or outcome in which victory or success is narrowly missed.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of cigar

  • Spanish cigarro possibly from Maya sik’ar from sik tobacco
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish cigarro, of uncertain origin; perhaps from cigarra (“cicada”) or from a Mayan language, see siyar (“to smoke tobacco leaves”).
    From Wiktionary