cig·​a·​ril·​lo | \ ˌsi-gə-ˈri-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce cigarillo (audio) , -ˈrē-(ˌ)yō How to pronounce cigarillo (audio) \
plural cigarillos

Definition of cigarillo

1 : a very small cigar
2 : a cigarette wrapped in tobacco rather than paper

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Marijuana possession, Brainard Road: During a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. on June 7, a Youngstown woman was found to have a cigarillo containing suspected marijuana and was issued a citation. Thomas Jewell,, "Suspected drunk driver rams pickup, then gets towed off highway by trailer hitch: Pepper Pike Police Blotter," 14 June 2019 During a search of the Nissan, police found containers of marijuana, roaches and a cigarillo package. John Benson,, "Drunk passenger attempts to flee from police: North Royalton Police Blotter," 3 July 2019 The 10-second clip shows the hand of an adult off-screen holding what appears to be a cigarillo to the child's lips. CBS News, "Viral video of smoking baby leads to arrest of N.C. mom," 22 Mar. 2018 The 10-second video shows the hand of an adult off-screen holding what appears to be a cigarillo to the child's lips. Jonathan Drew, Fox News, "Police: Mom arrested after video of smoking baby goes viral," 21 Mar. 2018 While searching the car, police found a pipe and a pack of cigarillos. John Benson,, "Woman with baggie of marijuana and pipe cited for drug abuse: North Royalton Police Blotter," 3 May 2018 Police found a glass bong, used for smoking marijuana, in the car, along with a small amount of marijuana inside a cigarillo package. Bob Sandrick,, "Resident calls police about garbage-picking neighbor; Arby's reports money missing from safe: Berea police blotter," 29 Mar. 2018 The officer reportedly found 17 hydroxyzine hydrochloride pills and a cigarillo containing marijuana during a vehicle search. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood: Narcotics arrests top police report," 29 Mar. 2018 One of the videos showed the hand of an adult off-screen holding the cigarillo to the girl's lips. CBS News, "18-year-old man charged with helping N.C. infant smoke marijuana," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cigarillo

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cigarillo

Spanish cigarrillo cigarette, diminutive of cigarro cigar

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