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gasper

[gas-per, gah-sper] /ˈgæs pər, ˈgɑ spər/
noun, British Slang.
1.
a cigarette.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; gasp + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for gasper

gasper

/ˈɡɑːspə/
noun
1.
a person who gasps
2.
(Brit, old-fashioned, slang) a cheap cigarette
3.
(informal) something that shocks one or causes one to gasp in astonishment
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Slang definitions & phrases for gasper

gasper

noun

A cigarette: handed him a nice, fresh marijuana gasper (1914+)


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