Definition of cigarette
: a slender roll of cut tobacco enclosed in paper and meant to be smoked; also : a similar roll of another substance (such as marijuana)
Recent Examples of cigarette from the Web
Cartons of cigarettes were stolen from a business entered by damaging a door.
Two teenage brothers from Warrenville have been charged with giving a marijuana cigarette that was lit to their 5-year-old nephew, DuPage County prosecutors said Thursday.
The affidavit said the relative paid Dickerson $500 to smuggle two packs of contraband cigarettes, a cellphone and a phone charger into the jail.
Documents show Pendleton made a deal with an inmate to bring her certain items, which included prohibited items like cigarettes; in return, the inmate would pay Pendleton.
Just last week a JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco was diverted to Grand Rapids, Mich., for an emergency landing after an e-cigarette charger caught fire.
The sensor boxes drew their power from the cigarette lighter electric sockets in the cars’ dashboards, and were designed to boot up and start collecting data as soon as the car started.
Today, about 15 percent of adult Americans smoke cigarettes or use other types of tobacco.
The genuine gift cards were then taken to Sam’s Club stores to buy the cigarettes.
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Origin and Etymology of cigarette
French cigarette, diminutive of cigare cigar, from Spanish cigarro
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
CIGARETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cigarette for English Language Learners
: a small roll of paper that is filled with cut tobacco and smoked
CIGARETTE Defined for Kids
Definition of cigarette for Students
: a small roll of cut tobacco wrapped in paper for smoking
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