Attested since 1588, borrowed from Spanish tabaco. The Spanish word is either from Arabic طَبَاق (ṭabāq, “a type of medicinal herb”), also طُبَاق (ṭubāq), or from a Taíno word meaning "roll of tobacco leaves" or "a pipe for smoking tobacco".
- (US) IPA(key): /təˈbækoʊ/
- Rhymes: -ækəʊ
tobacco (countable and uncountable, plural tobaccos or tobaccoes)
- (uncountable) Any