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)

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The gloriously gaudy cinema palaces of our youth have closed their crimson curtains for good, and the humid fug of cigarette smoke and popcorn has been replaced by a dispiritingly acrid, all-over guilty smell. John Banville, WSJ, "‘Sleeping With Strangers’ Review: Flickers of Desire," 22 Feb. 2019 Don't spray near grills, candles, lit cigarettes, or open flames, and make sure your skins is thoroughly dry before approaching any sources of fire . Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Use Spray Sunscreen the Right Way, According to Dermatologists," 15 Feb. 2019 The steam that had looked from a distance like a cloud of chic Italian cigarette smoke now seemed more menacing. Howie Kahn, Smithsonian, "These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times," 11 July 2018 The irreverent, cigarette-smoking Maggie (Jennie Israel) occupies herself as the family housekeeper and cook, meager though most meals are. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "A dance of regret in Gloucester Stage’s ‘Lughnasa’," 20 June 2018 Along with the playwright and the actors, they were crammed into the theater’s small canteen, shouting their congratulations and conversations in an atmosphere thick with cigarette smoke and fragrant Austrian white wine. New York Times, "Ayad Akhtar Gets a European Welcome, With Conditions," 15 June 2018 The waft of cigarette smoke and hint of manure in Santa Rosa air usher me back into the restaurant. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring Ones Parents," 13 June 2018 After walking the red carpet, the stars let loose in the restroom, lighting up cigarettes and posting slightly-risqué mirror selfies in their black-tie attire. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "There's Now An Art Exhibit Devoted To Celebrities Smoking In the Met Gala Bathroom," 20 Apr. 2018 Stores caught selling cigarettes twice in three years risk temporary closure. Kate King, WSJ, "Cigarette Sales Ban at Pharmacies to Start in New Year," 29 Dec. 2018

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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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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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