Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

cheroot

or sheroot

[shuh-root] /ʃəˈrut/
noun
1.
a cigar having open, untapered ends.
Origin of cheroot
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70, cheroot is from the Tamil word curuṭṭu roll (of tobacco)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cheroot
Historical Examples
  • "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 Joseph Conrad
  • Rawley leaned forward, one elbow on a knee, the cheroot in his fingers.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • 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
  • If my cheroot gets low, there he is with a fresh one and a light, in a moment.

    On the Irrawaddy G. A. Henty
  • Alden moved his cheroot from the left corner of his mouth to the right.

  • The darkness was redolent of strong tobacco-smoke, the smoke of a cheroot.

  • Hervey nodded three times, and twisted his cheroot in his mouth.

    The Green Mummy Fergus Hume
  • "The news is old here," said the Major, as he lit a cheroot.

    Jones of the 64th

    F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for cheroot

cheroot

/ʃəˈruːt/
noun
1.
a cigar with both ends cut off squarely
Word Origin
C17: from Tamil curuttu curl, roll
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for cheroot
n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cheroot

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cheroot

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cheroot