chewing tobacco


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Examples from the Web for chewing tobacco

Historical Examples of chewing tobacco

  • Before you go, which one of you has got any chewing-tobacco?'


    O. Henry

  • If men like me git a hand of chewing-tobacco once a month, they think they are damned lucky.

    The Debtor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • He winked at Paul and drew from his back pocket a plug of chewing-tobacco, a vulgarism forbidden in the Babbitt home.


    Sinclair Lewis

  • 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

  • He was in the grocer's shop on the corner of the Market buying a few coppers' worth of chewing-tobacco.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo