tabac

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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 tabactobacco plantations.
  2. tobacco (leaves of certain varieties of the plant cultivated and harvested)
    du tabac blondblond tobacco
    Pour la pipe, quels sont tes tabacs préférés ?
    For the pipe, what are your favorite tobaccos?
  3. (uncountable, with le) smoking, nicotine addiction
    J’ai pris une résolution : demain, j’arrête le tabac.
    I have made a decision: tomorrow I'm quitting tobacco.
  4. tobacconist (shop where tobacco is sold)
    Synonyms: bureau de tabac, débit de tabac
    Il s’engouffra dans un tabac et en sortit avec un briquet.
    He rushed into a tobacconist's and came out with a lighter.
  5. (figuratively) 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
    • 1836, Honoré de Balzac, Œuvres diverses, volume 1:
      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.
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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 !
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
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Friulian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabac m (plural tabacs)

  1. tobacco

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 Taíno. See English tobacco for more.

Noun[edit]

tabac m (plural tabaci)

  1. tanner (one who tans hides)
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