Cigar Definition

sĭ-gär
cigars
noun
A cylindrical roll of cured tobacco for smoking, consisting of cut tobacco wrapped in a tobacco leaf.
Webster's New World
idiom
close but no cigar
  • phrase used to describe a situation or outcome in which victory or success is narrowly missed
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Cigar

Noun

Singular:
cigar
Plural:
cigars

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Origin of Cigar

  • From Spanish cigarro, of uncertain origin; perhaps from cigarra (“cicada”) or from a Mayan language, see siyar (“to smoke tobacco leaves”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish cigarro possibly from Maya sik’ar from sik tobacco

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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