cig·​a·​ril·​lo ˌsi-gə-ˈri-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce cigarillo (audio) -ˈrē-(ˌ)yō How to pronounce cigarillo (audio)
plural cigarillos
: a very small cigar
: a cigarette wrapped in tobacco rather than paper

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The boy's father, who appeared to be at home, could be seen on video smoking what appeared to be a cigarillo before and during the hearing. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 27 Oct. 2022 Stewart’s attorneys pointed out that, in photographs, the joint appeared to be a cigarillo wrapper. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 25 Mar. 2022 The palate is intense, suave and sensual, with soft cigarillo smoke drifting into a long finish. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 4 Sep. 2021 During a search of the Lincoln, police found a tray of marijuana, grinder with green leafy vegetable residue and cigarillo wrapper. John Benson, cleveland, 7 July 2021 And suddenly my father became real again, squeezed into the front seat of the car with one long arm stretched out of the window holding a cigarillo. New York Times, 15 June 2021 But when the first Army trailer was released in April, a quick shot of Notaro pouring gasoline in her pilot outfit, complete with aviator sunglasses and a cigarillo dangling from her mouth, immediately went viral. Dan Reilly, Vulture, 11 May 2021 During a search of the Chevy, police found marijuana, a grinder, roaches, digital scales, straws, rolling papers and a cigarillo package. John Benson, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2020 The officer reportedly found a cigar filled with marijuana in the ashtray as well as five packages of cigarillos. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History


Spanish cigarrillo cigarette, diminutive of cigarro cigar

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cigarillo was in 1832

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“Cigarillo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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