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

Examples of cigarillo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 More high school students reported smoking cigars, particularly cigarillos and also little, flavored cigars, than traditional cigarettes, 7.6 percent compared to 5.8 percent. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2019 During a search of the vehicle, police found marijuana and a cigarillo wrapper. John Benson, cleveland, 8 Jan. 2020 Likewise, a majority of the cigar and cigarillo products were flavored. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 11 Oct. 2019

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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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16 Jul 2021

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“Cigarillo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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