filter tip

noun

: a cigar or cigarette tip designed to filter the smoke before it enters the smoker's mouth
also : a cigar or cigarette provided with such a tip
filter-tipped adjective

Examples of filter tip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Premium filter tips, such as glass, ceramic or wood, convey a sense of luxury and quality. Harrison Bard, Rolling Stone, 3 Jan. 2024 But that doesn’t affect all the other stuff — like straws, cigarette filter tips, diapers, tampon applicators, syringes, appliances, and blood vials. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, 24 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filter tip was in 1932

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“Filter tip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filter%20tip. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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