smoking

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See also: Smoking and smóking

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English smokynge, smokiende, from Old English smociende (smoking), from Proto-Germanic *smukōndz (emitting smoke, smoking), equivalent to smoke +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

smoking

  1. present participle of smoke

Adjective[edit]

smoking (comparative more smoking, superlative most smoking)

  1. Giving off smoke.
  2. (slang) Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.
    That woman is smoking!
  3. (slang) Showing great skill or talent.
    The band put on a smoking performance.
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English smokyng, smokynge, equivalent to smoke +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

smoking (countable and uncountable, plural smokings)

  1. The act or process of emitting smoke.
  2. The burning and inhalation of tobacco.
    Smoking can lead to lung cancer.
    • 2012, Montgomery J. Granger, Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior
      He had the loudest voice of any drill sergeant, and seemed to enjoy the group smokings as well as the individual smokings.
  3. (by extension) The burning and inhalation of other substances, e.g. marijuana.
  4. The act of exposing (something) to smoke; (by extension) the process by which foods are cured or flavoured by smoke
  5. (slang, obsolete) A bantering; teasing; mockery.
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Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

Noun[edit]

smoking m

  1. dinner jacket, tuxedo

Declension[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /smoːkenɡ/, [ˈsmoːkʰeŋ], /smovkenɡ/, [ˈsmɔwkʰeŋ]

Noun[edit]

smoking c (singular definite smokingen, plural indefinite smokinger)

  1. black tie, dinner jacket, tuxedo

Inflection[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English smoking jacket, pseudo-anglicism.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

smoking m (plural smokings)

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

Noun[edit]

smoking m (invariable)

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From English smoking jacket

Noun[edit]

smoking m (definite singular smokingen, indefinite plural smokinger, definite plural smokingene)

  1. tuxedo

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From English smoking jacket

Noun[edit]

smoking m (definite singular smokingen, indefinite plural smokingar, definite plural smokingane)

  1. tuxedo

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

smoking m inan

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

Noun[edit]

smoking m (plural smokings)

  1. tuxedo (formal suit)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, from English smoking jacket.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /smǒkinɡ/
  • Hyphenation: smo‧king

Noun[edit]

smòking m (Cyrillic spelling смо̀кинг)

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

Noun[edit]

smoking m (plural smoking)

  1. Obsolete spelling of esmoquin