Definition of cigar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪˈɡɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈɡɑːr//
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  • a roll of dried tobacco leaves that people smoke, like a cigarette but bigger and without paper around it cigar smoke
  • Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French cigare, or from Spanish cigarro, probably from Mayan sik'ar ‘smoking’. Mayan is a language spoken in parts of Mexico and Central America.Extra examples He paused and drew on his cigar. Her thin cigar burned quite quickly. His cigar glowed in the darkened room. They left the men to their port and cigars.Idioms (informal, especially North American English) used to tell somebody that their attempt or guess was almost but not quite successful
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cigar