smoker's cough

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smoker's cough (plural smoker's coughs)

  1. A persistent cough resulting from habitual smoking.
    • 2005, Bob Knopes, Any Damn Fool Can Be a Farmer: Growing Up on a Wisconsin Farm, Badger Books Inc., ISBN 978-1-932542-35-6, page 147:
      At home he was never without a cigarette, and, over the years, he developed a smoker’s cough and labored breathing.