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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences for cigarettes
He is a collector of cigarettes, and knows every brand ever made.
Manufacturing output consists mainly of cigarettes, cigars, and furniture.
Unlike cigarettes where each person smokes their own, joints are often shared.
During world war i and world war ii, cigarettes were rationed to soldiers.
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