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cigar store

  1. a retail store specializing in tobacco products, as cigars and cigarettes.
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Origin of cigar store

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • He is keeping a cigar-store in South Apia and is doing tolerably well.

    The Cassowary

    Stanley Waterloo

  • He comes to the cigar-store door, and there steps in to watch.

  • Just before he reached the office Henry met John Richmond, and together they stepped into a cigar-store.

    The Colossus

    Opie Read

  • Now I wish you to stop at a cigar-store, and buy a stamp for my letter to your Aunt Isabella, and then we will drive on.

    Our Little Spanish Cousin

    Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

  • Well, it is better to try it and fail than to stand there like a cigar-store Indian and offer fool suggestions!