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cigarette

[sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret] /ˌsɪg əˈrɛt, ˈsɪg əˌrɛt/
noun
1.
a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper.
Also, cigaret.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, equivalent to cigare cigar + -ette -ette
Related forms
anticigarette, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-cigarette

cigarette

/ˌsɪɡəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smoking Shortened forms cig, ciggy
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: a little cigar
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Word Origin and History for anti-cigarette

cigarette

n.

1835, American English, from French cigarette (by 1824), diminutive of cigare "cigar" (18c.), from Spanish cigarro (see cigar). Spanish form cigarito, cigarita also was popular in English mid-19c. Cigarette heart "heart disease caused by smoking" is attested from 1884. Cigarette lighter attested from 1884.

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Slang definitions & phrases for anti-cigarette

cigarette

noun phrase

An open-cockpit inboard power boat used for offshore racing, and to some extent for transporting contraband: the look on Bush's face as he pushes up the throttle on his cigarette boat: demonic/ a speedboat, one of those cigarettes like the black one out there

[1970s+; fr their elongated shape]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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