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

Definition of smoker

1 : one that smokes
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 Her father, King George VI, was a heavy smoker and suffered from several related health issues, including lung cancer, in the years leading up to his untimely death in 1952 at just 56. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Queen Elizabeth Insisted that Prince Philip Give Up Smoking When They Got Married," 17 Oct. 2020 Similarly, the first wave of evidence about the harms of smoking focused on damage to the smokers themselves and had no effect on smoking in public spaces. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "Masks Reveal New Social Norms: What a Difference a Plague Makes," 14 May 2020 But in some cases, those making below $50,000, and people of color, were more likely to have had some preventive care screenings, such as chest X-rays for smokers, screenings for depression, and interventions from doctors regarding their weight., "Costs And Access Still Barriers To Health Care, Survey Finds," 6 June 2018 Less a bar than a break-off room for smokers and selfie snappers, the indoor greenery speaks to the exotic gardens of the Mediterranean coast and the mountains surrounding nhow Marseille. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "At the Nhow Marseille Hotel in France, Italian Furniture and Local Grit Lead the Design," 22 Oct. 2018 There were hardly any smokers on the streets, and in a small alcove in front of his hotel, the Sydney Four Seasons, mostly Asians and European hotel guests were smoking. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nob Hill woman takes cleanup into her own hands," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of smoker

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Smoker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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