quirley

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Noun[edit]

quirley (plural quirleys)

  1. (slang) A cigarette.
    • 1974, Bill Burchardt, The birth of Logan Station (page 26)
      He stood there smoking a rolled quirley cigarette held in his left hand, looking back, intently, at the spot where the portly judge had just disappeared down the Pullman aisle.
    • 2002, Peter Brandvold, Dealt the Devil's Hand (page 71)
      Layla was twisting the ends of a cigarette, regarding it thoughtfully. [] "A girl's allowed a vice or two, just like a man," she said defiantly, holding out the quirley between her thumb and index finger.