cheroot late 17c., probably from Port. charuto "cigar," from Tamil curuttu "roll" (of tobacco), from curul "to roll."

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  • Cheroot — Che*root (ch[ e]*r[=oo]t ; 277), n. [Tamil shuru[.t][.t]u, prop., a roll.] A kind of cigar, originally brought from Manila, in the Philippine Islands; now often made of inferior or adulterated tobacco. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheroot — ► NOUN ▪ a cigar with both ends open. ORIGIN French cheroute, from a Tamil word meaning roll of tobacco …   English terms dictionary

  • cheroot — [shə ro͞ot′] n. [< Tamil churuṭṭu, a roll] a cigar with both ends cut square …   English World dictionary

  • Cheroot — Mark Twain fumant un stogie Le Cheroot (ou Stogie) est un cigare coupé aux deux extrémités au cours de la fabrication. Ils peuvent être fabriqués mécaniquement à bas prix, ce qui leur assure une grande diffusion. Les stogies ont une longueur de 9 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cheroot — The cheroot or stogie is a cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped during manufacture. Since cheroots do not taper, they are inexpensive to roll mechanically, and their low cost makes them particularly popular. Typically, stogies have a length… …   Wikipedia

  • cheroot — UK [ʃəˈruːt] / US [ʃəˈrut] noun [countable] Word forms cheroot : singular cheroot plural cheroots a cigar that is flat at both ends …   English dictionary

  • cheroot — [[t]ʃəru͟ːt[/t]] cheroots N COUNT A cheroot is a cigar with both ends cut flat …   English dictionary

  • cheroot — noun Etymology: Tamil curuṭṭu, literally, roll Date: circa 1679 a cigar cut square at both ends …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cheroot — /sheuh rooht /, n. a cigar having open, untapered ends. [1660 70; < Tamil curuttu roll (of tobacco)] * * * …   Universalium

  • cheroot — noun A cigar with square cut ends …   Wiktionary

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