cigar-store Indian

[ si-gahr-stawr, -stohr ]
/ sɪˈgɑrˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr /

noun

a wooden statue of an American Indian, traditionally displayed at the entrance of cigar stores.

Origin of cigar-store Indian

First recorded in 1925–30
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