or sto·gie


noun, plural sto·gies.

a long, slender, roughly made, inexpensive cigar.
a coarse, heavy boot or shoe.

Origin of stogy

1840–50, Americanism; stog(a) (short for Conestoga, town in Pennsylvania) + -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stogie

Contemporary Examples of stogie

Historical Examples of stogie

  • She puffed the stogie into light and became transformed from a beauty into a hag.

    The Big Fix

    George Oliver Smith

  • "It might have been Andy Brown," he said, puffing at the stogie.

    Marching Men

    Sherwood Anderson

  • Throwing his stogie into the gutter Henry Hunt ran through the ward.

    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

British Dictionary definitions for stogie



noun plural -gies

US any long cylindrical inexpensive cigar

Word Origin for stogy

C19: from stoga, short for Conestoga, a town in Pennsylvania
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for stogie

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