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 researchers noted that the marijuana birth weight findings were consistent with the effects of cigarette smoking on fetuses. Julia Belluz, Vox, "More pregnant women are using marijuana. We don’t know if that’s safe.," 20 Nov. 2018 One was Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, and the other was the movement to reduce cigarette smoking in public. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If you can quit social media, but don’t, then you’re part of the problem, Jaron Lanier says," 27 July 2018 Aging and various behaviors or external insults, think cigarette smoking or radiation, modify tissues, and rarely for the better. James Degregori, STAT, "Using the principles of evolution to treat and prevent cancer," 27 June 2018 Research shows that cigarette smoking in bars and restaurants played a major role in the normalization of tobacco use. Timothy Naimi, BostonGlobe.com, "Why marijuana policies in Massachusetts aren’t strict enough," 20 June 2018 Sony Pictures just released the trailer for The Girl in the Spider's Web, which stars Foy as Lisbeth Salandar, the cigarette-smoking, motorcycle-riding heroine of the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Girl In The Spider’s Web," 7 June 2018 More than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the United States can be traced to cigarette smoking, the study authors wrote. Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "The death rate from cancer is falling for American men, women and children of all backgrounds," 22 May 2018 Besides an ashtray full of bent cigarette butts there wasn't any to detect. Anonymous, Good Housekeeping, "I Had to Choose Between Safety and My Mother," 21 Dec. 2018 Federal regulations prohibit anyone under 18 from buying e-cigarettes. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Bronx Science High School to Close Some Bathrooms to Combat Vape Use Among Students," 12 Nov. 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

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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