cigarette

noun
cig·​a·​rette | \ ˌsi-gə-ˈret How to pronounce cigarette (audio) , ˈsi-gə-ˌret \
variants: or less commonly cigaret

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)

Examples of cigarette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing embodies that older-and-wiser flavor more than a powerful image taken at Coney Island in which gang member Artie Giammarino, who later became a police officer, rolls up his right sleeve to tuck in a cigarette packet. Steven Litt, cleveland, 6 June 2021 But will Abbott veto a bill Dallas Sen. Nathan Johnson passed, requiring sellers of e-cigarettes to get a cigarette dealer license? Dallas News, 31 May 2021 In one meeting, a Drexel administrator said, Freedman spoke for ten hours, pausing only for cigarette breaks. Chris Pomorski, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 The autopsy report said the body showed signs of torture that included blunt head trauma and burn marks, suspected to have been caused by a vehicle's cigarette lighter. Tom Odula, ajc, 29 May 2021 The autopsy report said the body showed signs of torture that included blunt head trauma and burn marks, suspected to have been caused by a vehicle's cigarette lighter. Tom Odula, Star Tribune, 29 May 2021 Made of a natural paraffin and soy blend in addition to a special enzyme formulation, this candle is adept at removing strong odors like cigarette, cigar, and pet odors. Tim Kohut, BGR, 26 May 2021 Black and white wig, Dalmatian spots, red cigarette holder. Jeanna Kadlec, Glamour, 25 May 2021 Night after night, Vivian stood at the living room picture window, coffee and cigarette in hand, surveilling the front yard and the driveway, a gun close by. Sydney Trent, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of cigarette

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cigarette

French cigarette, diminutive of cigare cigar, from Spanish cigarro

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The first known use of cigarette was in 1832

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Last Updated

9 Jun 2021

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“Cigarette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cigarette. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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cigarette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cigarette

: a small roll of paper that is filled with cut tobacco and smoked

cigarette

noun
cig·​a·​rette | \ ˌsi-gə-ˈret How to pronounce cigarette (audio) \

Kids Definition of cigarette

: a small roll of cut tobacco wrapped in paper for smoking

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