One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long, thin, inexpensive cigar.
- ‘The machine-rolled product tapped into pro football fans as the brand they can trade up to from mass market stogies or down to when they do not have the inclination to buy a $5 smoke.’
- ‘There's also a cigar divan serving Cuban stogies and decorated with paintings from the Zhongnanhai leaders' compound.’
- ‘As we contemplated his huge stogie on that fine August afternoon, a moment of humility alighted upon him.’
- ‘When he lit up that rich Cuban stogie, I knew it was a sign to hire him, and now it's finally gonna pay off.’
- ‘They have a desert bar late at night to die for, and you can smoke a stogie with a coffee drink.’
- ‘The beer flowed copiously and the air was thick, like a big pub-show, with smoke from cigarettes and stogies.’
- ‘They hang around former presidents, smoke fat stogies and drink from silver goblets.’
- ‘Once you learn how to pick cigars based on size, quality and rating, you'll be smoking stogies with the big boys.’
- ‘After a massive heart operation in 1997, he vowed to carry on being an all-action hero, even if it meant cutting his daily cigar intake to one stogie instead of three.’
- ‘That wouldn't even support the governor's stogie habit, even if he cut back to two decent cigars a day.’
- ‘He paused to ignite the cherry on a respectable reddish-brown stogie, flicking away the match with a few expert twists of his thick wrists, exposed ahead of rolled up sleeves.’
- ‘She smokes like a chimney stack so for a minute I figured she was outside lighting up, but as I turned in the driveway and glanced through the mercifully tinted windows of the new van, I could see neither stogie nor ash tray.’
- ‘It's 4:30 am the first night of her return and her early morning trip to the washroom along with her first stogie of the day has left me choking and wide awake at the other end of the house in the basement.’
- ‘The German immigrant began his career as a cigar maker, developed a machine for turning out stogies with compressed air, obtained patents for several other inventions, and invested the income in real estate.’
- ‘‘There's the swagger, and that ever-present stogie,’ it reads.’
- ‘Grab a bottle of champagne from your bottom drawer, fire up a stogie, and propose a toast to quitting, U-Haul style.’
- ‘As T-shirted families trod by in matching Nikes, their children pointing at us and giggling as we coughed smoke from the cheap stogies, we could only imagine what they were thinking as they eyed our super-cool threads.’
- ‘What I do care about is my wife, and she abhors the way I smell after smoking a stogie.’
- ‘Shades drawn, the coaches and players celebrate at St. Pierre's with stogies and cold beverages.’
- ‘On a Nassau, Bahamas, beach, with stogie in hand, he and Chip, his longtime friend and business partner, brushed up on MPEG decoders and Zip drives.’
Mid 19th century (originally as stoga): from Conestoga, because the cigars are thought to have been smoked by the drivers of Conestoga wagons.
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