cigar

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ci•gar /sɪˈgɑr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a cylinder of tobacco prepared for smoking:some fine Havana cigars.
idiom
  1. Idiomsno cigar, (used to indicate that an effort was not good enough to achieve or accomplish something):a nice try, but no cigar.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ci•gar  (si gär), 
n. 
  1. a more or less cylindrical roll of tobacco cured for smoking, of any of various lengths, thicknesses, degrees of straightness, etc., usually wrapped in a tobacco leaf.
  2. Idiomsno cigar, [Informal.]not being a winning or successful effort, as if not good enough to earn a cigar as a prize:He made a good try at fielding the ball, but no cigar.
Etymology:
  • Spanish cigarro
  • 1625–35
ci•garless, adj. 
ci•garlike′, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

cigar /sɪˈɡɑː/ n
  1. a cylindrical roll of cured tobacco leaves, for smoking
Etymology: 18th Century: from Spanish cigarro, perhaps from Mayan sicar to smoke



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