Definitions

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  • n. A thin, cheap cigar, from Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania.
  • n. Any type of cigar.
  • n. Brogan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an inexpensive cigar; same as stogy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cheap cigar

Etymologies

Etymology 1: Named after the place of manufacture, Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania. Etymology 2: Short for Conestoga the type of wagon in which American settlers rode west in the 19th century. Evidently the wagon drivers were fond of one particular type of long, thin cigar, which came to be known as a "stogie," a slang term later applied to any cheap cigar. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The only thing that kept her from being a thionite dream was the Pittsburgh stogie that she insisted upon smoking, and the only thing that kept her from being some man's companion in spite of the stogie was the fact that he'd have to keep his mouth shut or she'd steal his back teeth -- if not for fillings, then for practice.

    The Big Fix

  • He puffed away comfortably at a very thin, long, and evil-smelling "stogie" which he seemed to enjoy immensely, and which in the Flemish manner he seemed to eat as he smoked, eyeing us the while amicably though absent mindedly, as if we were far removed from his vicinity.

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

  • "It would take more 'n this to keel me over," he said, ignorant that he was lighting that terrible article, a Wheeling 'stogie'.

    Captains Courageous

  • There he doubled up in limp agony, for the Wheeling "stogie" joined with the surge and jar of the screw to sieve out his soul.

    Captains Courageous

  • The gentleman with the stogie and the greenhead is inventor, Jeff Hajjar of SRM, maker of the Sure-Cycle spring kits and Terror Chokes.

    You Saw It Here First

  • For everybody who figured there was no way he would manage the Tigers beyond this season, for all those who couldn't envision a comeback after Detroit fell behind by eight games in early May, Leyland sat in his office puffing on his own celebratory stogie, a black "2011 MLB Playoffs" hat on his head.

    Detroit Tigers Clinch AL Central Division Title

  • When I arrived, Schwarzenegger, in a blue suit and cowboy boots emblazoned with the California state seal, was contentedly puffing a stogie.

    The California Experiment

  • He's smoking a chewed up stogie that smells something like old buffalo chips.

    That'd Kill Ol' Bob

  • I'm not a big cigar smoker, but something about this rum cries out for a stogie, and a good one.

    Tony Sachs: Yo-Ho-Ho And A Snifter Of Rum: Sipping Rums To Enjoy Without Paper Umbrellas

  • Getty Images Tim Thomas Thomas could've been there under the confetti, smoking a stogie and waving to the crowd with Dirk Nowitzki.

    Why Tim Thomas Could Use a Hug

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  • Roger Miller performed King of the Road at a Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that I attended in 1971 or 1972. He averred during that performance that the song was written in Boise, Idaho. I remember him mentioning Boise's Chinden Blvd., which was the site of several mobile home manufacturers and sales outfits back then. "Trailer for sale or rent/Rooms to let, 50-cents". This anecdote supports one mentioned at the Wikipedia entry for the song.

    March 19, 2011

  • I ain't got no cigarettes.

    March 18, 2011

  • Thanks for the reminder--I need to add this song to my playlist. :-)

    October 28, 2009


  • Third boxcar, midnight train
    Destination...Bangor, Maine.
    Old worn out suits and shoes,
    I don't pay no union dues,
    I smoke old stogies I have found
    Short, but not too big around
    I'm a man of means by no means
    King of the road.

    - Roger Miller, 'King Of The Road'.

    October 26, 2009