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nicotinist (plural nicotinists)
- (obsolete, rare) One who is addicted to nicotine, the alkaloid found in tobacco.
1879 July 1, The North Middlesex Magazine, page 15:
- Nicotinists. Smokers, it is said, are invariably polite to each other, wheresoever they be–on the penny steamboat, the two-penny tramcar, the three-penny bus, and elsewhere.
1914, “Our Tobacco: Its Cost”, in The Unpopular Review, volume 1, page 159:
- Indeed, it seems very probable that in many cases smoking is done, not because of the real enjoyment which comes from the practice, but because it has become a habit which the nicotinist cannot break himself of.
1915, John Horace McFarland, My Growing Garden, page 26:
- That I usually buy and sow two to ten times as many kinds and plants as I can at all find room for is no sort of fault or harm, for I can give away plants even more happily than the nicotinist gives away a cigar, and with as much heartwarming thankfulness coming my way.