tobacco heart

  1. a functional disorder of the heart, characterized by a rapid and often irregular pulse, caused by excessive use of tobacco.

Origin of tobacco heart

First recorded in 1880–85

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

How to use tobacco heart in a sentence

  • Yesterday I read in a paper about a boy in a New York hospital who was said to have a 'tobacco heart' from smoking cigarettes.

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  • By a tobacco heart it was meant that his heart was so badly affected that it did not perform its action regularly and properly.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums | Burt L. Standish
  • At ages over 40 a clinical study of the tobacco heart is highly instructive from a practical point of view.

  • Beginning with the simplest kind of cardio-vascular disorder, let us see what the prognosis is in tobacco heart.

  • Those with tobacco heart cannot undergo the usual hardships and they are more apt to succumb to disease.