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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The world’s greatest Cantonese chef then bums a cigarette from chef Leung, twists his colleague’s ear with a smile, and heads out on to the crowded Kowloon streets, unnoticed and unremarked. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 The decreases come after California tripled the state cigarette tax in 2017, and the state’s minimum age for tobacco purchases increased from 18 to 21 in 2016. David Garrick,, "San Diego sees decrease in stores selling tobacco, hookah lounges, vape shops," 11 July 2018 The throwback cut was a ladylike nod to the strict tailoring of the late 1940s, and its effect benefited from being paired with cropped cigarette trousers. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Works the Pantsuit Like a Princess Dress," 11 July 2018 The two had with them a full bottle of Captain Morgan’s rum, two cups, three cans of Diet Coke, a pack of cigarettes and a bag of ice. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mother was fishing, drinking while child was locked in car on hot day in Franklin, complaint says," 10 July 2018 In the video, which was viewed by PEOPLE, the three women seem to be sitting in chairs laughing and using a vape cigarette. Steve Helling,, "Assisted Living Employees Allegedly Made Snapchat Video Mocking Dying Stroke Victim, Face Charges," 10 July 2018 Soybeans, which represent a huge slice of American agricultural exports, are being targeted as well as cigarettes and dairy products, among other products. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Donald Trump's China Tariffs Don't Apply to Ivanka," 9 July 2018 After completing the first leg of a fundraising round, Juul, which dominates the e-cigarette market in America, was valued at $15bn. The Economist, "Business this week," 12 July 2018 Tuesday, a similar ban on e-cigarettes took effect. Ahmed Elbenni, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ban on e-cigarettes in Milwaukee takes effect -- what you need to know," 10 July 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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cigarette paper

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19 Sep 2018

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The first known use of cigarette was in 1832

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English Language Learners Definition of cigarette

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


cig·a·rette | \ ˌsi-gə-ˈret \

Kids Definition of cigarette

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

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