cigaret

cigarette

[sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret]
noun
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:
1820–30; < French, equivalent to cigare cigar + -ette -ette

anticigarette, adjective
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cigarette or sometimes (US) cigaret (ˌsɪɡəˈrɛt)
 
n
cig, Shortened forms: ciggy a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smoking
 
[C19: from French, literally: a little cigar]
 
cigaret or sometimes (US) cigaret
 
n
 
[C19: from French, literally: a little cigar]

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cigarette
1835, Amer.Eng., from Fr. cigarette, dim. of cigare "cigar." Sp. form cigarito, -ita was also popular mid-19c. Slang short form cig attested from c.1889.
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