smok·​er ˈsmō-kər How to pronounce smoker (audio)
plural smokers
: someone or something that smokes: such as
: a person who smokes cigarettes
a heavy smoker
: an apparatus with an enclosed chamber that is used for smoking food (as for curing or imparting flavor)
: a railroad car or compartment in which smoking is allowed
: an informal social gathering for men

Examples of smoker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were six smokers on the jury, according to the appeal. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 Sep. 2023 Apiarists also released bee smokers, which help calm panicked bees. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 The bottom three were children (12 fires, 183 acres), railroads (three fires, 11 acres) and smokers (20 fires, 77 acres). Daniel McFadin, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2023 Four years ago, her mother battled lung cancer, despite not being a smoker. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 18 Aug. 2023 Place the basket in the smoker and the grill on its supports. Joe Kohl-Riggs, Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2023 Ready the smoker: Prepare a charcoal fire in smoker according to manufacturer's instructions, substituting a mixture of 3/4 cup each of the vinegar and water in drip pan. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 July 2023 Restrictions around cannabis have kept similar public health studies on marijuana smoke from occurring and have led to under-reporting among marijuana smokers. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 25 Aug. 2023 And smokers need an extra 35 milligrams of vitamin C each day since smoking depletes vitamin C levels. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of smoker was in 1599

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“Smoker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


smok·​er ˈsmō-kər How to pronounce smoker (audio)
: a person who smokes habitually

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