cigarette

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noun cig·a·rette \ ˌsi-gə-ˈret , ˈsi-gə-ˌ \
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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Origin and Etymology of cigarette

French cigarette, diminutive of cigare cigar, from Spanish cigarro



CIGARETTE Defined for English Language Learners

cigarette

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Definition of cigarette for English Language Learners

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


CIGARETTE Defined for Kids

cigarette

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noun cig·a·rette \ ˌsi-gə-ˈret \

Definition of cigarette for Students

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


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