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stogy

or stogie

[stoh-gee] /ˈstoʊ gi/
noun, plural stogies.
1.
a long, slender, roughly made, inexpensive cigar.
2.
a coarse, heavy boot or shoe.
Origin of stogy
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; stog(a) (short for Conestoga, town in Pennsylvania) + -y2
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  • She puffed the stogie into light and became transformed from a beauty into a hag.

    The Big Fix George Oliver Smith
  • Throwing his stogie into the gutter Henry Hunt ran through the ward.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
  • "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
  • He fumbled in his pocket and produced a stogie, mate to that in the other's mouth.

    Where the Trail Divides

    Will Lillibridge
  • The stogie had gone dead in his fingers, and he lit a fresh one steadily.

    Where the Trail Divides

    Will Lillibridge
  • 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
  • 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
  • "It would take more 'n this to keel me over," he said, ignorant that he was lighting that terrible article, a Wheeling 'stogie'.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for stogie

stogy

/ˈstəʊɡɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
(US) any long cylindrical inexpensive cigar
Word Origin
C19: from stoga, short for Conestoga, a town in Pennsylvania
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Word Origin and History for stogie
n.

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

stog

noun

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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