smok·​er | \ ˈsmō-kər How to pronounce smoker (audio) \
plural smokers

Definition of smoker

1 : someone or something that smokes: such as
a : a person who smokes cigarettes a heavy smoker
b : an apparatus with an enclosed chamber that is used for smoking food (as for curing or imparting flavor)
2 : a railroad car or compartment in which smoking is allowed
3 : an informal social gathering for men

Examples of smoker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soft and saucy, still holding a hint of the smoker. Ariel Cheung,, 4 Aug. 2021 The state is using the CDC guideline of a former smoker as an adult who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime but who had quit smoking., 5 Apr. 2021 Overweight and a chain smoker, the 34-year-old Kruk finished his 10-year career with a lifetime batting average of .300 with the hit. Paul Sullivan,, 3 Jan. 2022 The outdoor seating was a big draw in summer, and a smoker provided a limited food menu to complement the brewery’s output of an eclectic array of beers, from West Coast and hazy IPAs to pilsners and other lagers. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2021 The award didn’t stand; in 2003 a Florida appeals panel threw it out, finding, among other things, that the case should not have been declared a class action because each smoker’s case is unique. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2021 At 77 years old, Zeman, a lifelong smoker with a history of health problems, had appeared in public in a wheelchair before the October vote. Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2021 The hogs go on the fire the evening before to cook through the night, watched over by resident smoker expert Sgt. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Nov. 2021 Prepare the smoker and stabilize the heat at 275 degrees. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of smoker

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2022

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“Smoker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of smoker

: a person who smokes cigarettes, cigars, etc.
: a piece of equipment used for smoking foods


smok·​er | \ ˈsmō-kər How to pronounce smoker (audio) \

Medical Definition of smoker

: a person who smokes habitually

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