chewing tobacco

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  1. tobacco, in the form of a plug, usually flavored, for chewing rather than smoking.

Origin of chewing tobacco

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90

Words Nearby chewing tobacco Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chewing tobacco in a sentence

  • That was like the way companies were trying to get the kids to think chewing tobacco was cool, and they should try that.

    Confessions of a Mad Scientist | Katie Workman | August 18, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In her surprise she stopped chewing tobacco, when her eyes fell on me, but she quickly came to shake me by the hand.

    The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
  • He handed out some currency, a watch and chain, chewing tobacco and a small flask of spirits.

    Jack Harkaway in New York | Bracebridge Hemyng
  • He loved chewing tobacco, was a little mussy about his clothes, but studious, generous and good natured.

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
  • Well serve that in the bouillon cups, and make Mrs. Johnson some more to-morrow, or take her chewing-tobacco instead.

    Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
  • All this time Mr. Bunting was chewing tobacco, and discharging the fluid about with marvellous copiousness, at intervals.

    Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe