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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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Examples from the web 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.
  • Finally the tobacco mixture will be filled into cigarettes tubes and packaged.
  • cigarettes are a significant source of tax revenue in many localities.
  • It has been shown that higher prices for cigarettes discourage smoking.
  • Many people in the uk now illegally import cigarettes due to the increasing tax.
British Dictionary definitions for cigarettes

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 cigarettes

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 cigarettes

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]


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