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
In high-income countries, where cigarettes are most expensive, taxes make up on average 65% of the total price.
BAT sells Dunhill, Rothmans and Lucky Strike cigarettes.
Tobacco families battle for dominance as the invention of the mechanized cigarette rolling machine sets to upend the traditional hand-rolling method.
After his Nissan Altima came to rest on top of the 2010 Ford Escape, Degenhardt exited the car, sat on the door of the Nissan and put a cigarette in his mouth, according to a probable cause statement from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
The use in Fairfield will be rolled out in phases beginning this fall after officers have been trained on how to use the manually activated, cigarette box-sized cameras.
Cartons of cigarettes were stolen from a business entered by damaging a door.
A tax on sweetened beverages suddenly puts soda in the same category as cigarettes and liquor, making it a shameful indulgence.
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.
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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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