tabac

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabac m (plural tabacs)

  1. tobacco

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French[edit]

Plant de tabac rustique (1).
Tabac à rouler (2).
Un café bar tabac (4).

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish tabaco.

Noun[edit]

tabac m (plural tabacs)

  1. (uncountable, botany) tobacco (any plant of the genus Nicotiana)
    Des plantations de tabac.
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  2. leaves of certain varieties of the plant cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.
    Du tabac blond.
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    Pour la pipe, quels sont tes tabacs préférés ?
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  3. (uncountable) smoking, nicotine addiction
    J’ai pris une résolution : demain, j’arrête le tabac.
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  4. tobacconist, shop where tobacco is sold
    Il s’engouffra dans un tabac et en sortit avec un briquet.
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  5. (idiomatic expressions) thing, stuff
    (C'est toujours) le même tabac - c'est du même tabac.
    (it's always) the same thing - it's the same old stuff.
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Adjective[edit]

tabac (invariable)

  1. having the color of tobacco
    Voyez quel air martial respire ce vénérable membre de la Garde nationale! Avec son habit tabac, son sabre et sa giberne en bandoulière, son fusil sur l'épaule (...) il va affronter les ennemis (...) de la tranquillité publique. (Honoré de Balzac, Œuvres diverses, t. 1, 1836)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From tabasser; itself from a radical *tab ("hit"). Tabac is more or less the equivalent of tapage; compare tabasser and taper.

The "correct" spelling should have been *tabas as tracasser and tracas, fracasser and fracas, the -ac spelling being influenced by the frequent noun tabac ("plant").

Noun[edit]

tabac m (plural tabacs)

  1. violent fight
    Il va y avoir du tabac ce soir !
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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French tabac, Spanish tabaco.

Noun[edit]

tabac n (uncountable)

  1. tobacco
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Turkish tabak, either from Arabic or from Taino. See English tobacco for more.

Noun[edit]

tabac m (plural tabaci)

  1. tanner (one who tans hides)
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