cigarette

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English[edit]

a cigarette in an ashtray

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Borrowing from French cigarette, from cigare, from Spanish cigarro + diminutive suffix -ette

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cigarette (plural cigarettes)

  1. Tobacco, marijuana, or other substances, in a thin roll wrapped with paper, intended to be smoked.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 7, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      He rose to light my cigarette, then sank back into his wicker chair contentedly. The tea was weak, but not cold, thanks to the hot-plate.

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cigarette f (plural cigarettes)

  1. cigarette

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