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 The officer reportedly found a cigar filled with marijuana in the ashtray as well as five packages of cigarillos. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Police report finding narcotics stashes during Friendswood traffic stops," 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, "Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products," 5 Dec. 2019 During a search of the vehicle, police found marijuana and a cigarillo wrapper. John Benson, cleveland, "Speeding Cleveland driver arrested for drunken driving in Hummer: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 8 Jan. 2020 Likewise, a majority of the cigar and cigarillo products were flavored. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "To try to understand the youths, researchers snooped through their trash," 11 Oct. 2019 Then, surveillance video shows, Brown reached across the counter, grabbed the cigarillos and shoved the clerk. Wesley Lowery, Washington Post, "Dorian Johnson, witness to the Ferguson shooting, sticks by his story," 9 Aug. 2019 While there are several kinds of flavored tobacco -- cigars, cigarillos, hookah tobacco, pipe tobacco and smokeless tobacco -- the most visible kind right now is e-cigarette pods. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for October 25: Syria, wildfires, Brexit, impeachment, vaping," 25 Oct. 2019 During a vehicle search, the officer found a cigarillo filled with marijuana, a bag of marijuana and marijuana shake. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood police release photo of suspects linked to Kroger counterfeit case," 25 Mar. 2018 Choose from a selection of more than 500 cigars, ranging in size from small cigarillos to massive double coronas. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Burning Man things to do on Day 6, Aug. 30," 5 Aug. 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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“Cigarillo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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