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cigar-store indian

ci·gar-store In·dian
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-gahr-stawr, -stohr]
    • /sɪˈgɑrˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-gahr-stawr, -stohr]
    • /sɪˈgɑrˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/

Definition of cigar-store indian words

  • noun cigar-store indian a wooden statue of an American Indian, traditionally displayed at the entrance of cigar stores. 1

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Origin of cigar-store indian

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Cigar-store indian

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cigar-store indian popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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