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
Today, about 15 percent of adult Americans smoke cigarettes or use other types of tobacco.
The genuine gift cards were then taken to Sam’s Club stores to buy the cigarettes.
The indictment returned last week but announced Wednesday alleges the 35 defendants plotted for more than two years to buy contraband cigarettes in St. Louis and resell them in Illinois and New Jersey.
In addition, smuggling of contraband — including illicit drugs, cigarettes and cellphones — by corrupt officers has fueled more violence, particularly among inmate gangs.
More than half of all cigarettes sold in the state are smuggled product, the same group said in a 2015 report.
But other municipalities, including Highland Park and Deerfield, have heeded the health department's request, approving ordinances raising the legal age to purchase or possess tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21.
Leaning against the wall was Blue, smoking a cigarette and scratching her chin thoughtfully.
The shipments cost the city and state millions in tax dollars and violated a 2005 agreement between the state and UPS not to ship cigarettes to unlicensed recipients.
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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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