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or stogie

[stoh-gee] /ˈstoʊ gi/
noun, plural stogies.
a long, slender, roughly made, inexpensive cigar.
a coarse, heavy boot or shoe.
Origin of stogy
1840-50, Americanism; stog(a) (short for Conestoga, town in Pennsylvania) + -y2 Unabridged
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  • Suffice it to say that my head did not recover for three days, and the ash had to be cut off the stogie with a knife.

    The Dreamers John Kendrick Bangs
  • "It might have been Andy Brown," he said, puffing at the stogie.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
  • “Yes,” he said, rising and picking up the rejected portion of the stogie.

    The Dreamers John Kendrick Bangs
  • The stogie had gone dead in his fingers, and he lit a fresh one steadily.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • Throwing his stogie into the gutter Henry Hunt ran through the ward.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
  • I buy them in thousand lots, he said in his womans voice, referring to his stogie and smiling at me sweetly.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • He fumbled in his pocket and produced a stogie, mate to that in the other's mouth.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • Ortega himself, fat and greasy and pompous, leaned against his bar and twisted a stogie between his puffy, pendulous lips.

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • There he doubled up in limp agony, for the Wheeling "stogie" joined with the surge and jar of the screw to sieve out his soul.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for stogie


noun (pl) -gies
(US) any long cylindrical inexpensive cigar
Word Origin
C19: from stoga, short for Conestoga, a town in Pennsylvania
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stogie

also stogy, 1847, "rough, heavy kind of shoe," later "long, cheap cigar" (1873), both shortened from Conestoga, rural region near Lancaster, Pennsylvania; both items so-called because favored by drivers of the Conestoga style of covered wagons first made there.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for stogie



A cigar

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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