cheroot

[shuh-root]
noun
a cigar having open, untapered ends.
Also, sheroot.


Origin:
1660–70; < Tamil curuṭṭu roll (of tobacco)

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cheroot (ʃəˈruːt)
 
n
a cigar with both ends cut off squarely
 
[C17: from Tamil curuttu curl, roll]

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cheroot
c.1670, probably from Port. charuto "cigar," from Tamil curuttu "roll" (of tobacco), from curul "to roll."
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Example sentences for cheroot
The cheroot or stogie is a cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped during manufacture.
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