One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Tobacco that is chewed or held in the mouth, typically between the cheek and gums, rather than smoked.‘he spat a slimy string of chewing tobacco on the ground’
- ‘During the past 30 days, did you use chewing tobacco or snuff?’
- ‘The lead clinician pointed out that mouth cancers were especially associated with chewing tobacco.’
- ‘Switching from cigarettes to a pipe or cigars, or using chewing tobacco, does not reduce the risk of these cancers.’
- ‘He spat a slimy string of chewing tobacco on the ground.’
- ‘He popped another wad of chewing tobacco into his mouth and scanned the storm's progress through the windshield.’
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