Definition of chewing tobacco in US English:

chewing tobacco


  • Tobacco that is chewed or held in the mouth, typically between the cheek and gums, rather than smoked.

    ‘the effort to ban chewing tobacco from baseball venues has received national attention’
    • ‘The lead clinician pointed out that mouth cancers were especially associated with chewing tobacco.’
    • ‘During the past 30 days, did you use chewing tobacco or snuff?’
    • ‘He spat a slimy string of chewing tobacco on the ground.’
    • ‘Switching from cigarettes to a pipe or cigars, or using chewing tobacco, does not reduce the risk of these cancers.’
    • ‘He popped another wad of chewing tobacco into his mouth and scanned the storm's progress through the windshield.’