- a cigar having open, untapered ends.
Origin of cheroot
Examples from the Web for cheroot
"Try this cheroot; you 'll find it better," said he, opening a secret pocket in the case.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Marlow sat up abruptly and flung away his cheroot with force.Lord Jim
Rawley leaned forward, one elbow on a knee, the cheroot in his fingers.Northern Lights
At each table the entire process of making the cheroot is performed.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
W. Hastings Macaulay
“Wait a bit; wait a bit,” returned the Yankee, puffing on his cheroot.Swept Out to Sea
W. Bertram Foster
- a cigar with both ends cut off squarely
Word Origin and History for cheroot
late 17c., probably from Portuguese charuto "cigar," from Tamil curuttu "roll" (of tobacco), from curul "to roll." Originally a cigar from southern India; later a cigar of a certain shape.