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smoker

[smoh-ker] /ˈsmoʊ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that smokes.
2.
Railroads.
  1. Also called smoking car. a passenger car for those who wish to smoke.
  2. a compartment for those who wish to smoke.
3.
an informal gathering, especially of men, for entertainment, discussion, or the like.
4.
an enclosed metal box or similar device for smoking meats, poultry, or fish.
6.
British, smoking-concert.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; smoke + -er1
Related forms
antismoker, noun
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Examples from the web for smokers
  • Gold flake now targeted the adult as well as the youth smokers.
  • Some smokers prefer to use menthol tobacco in combination with cannabis.
British Dictionary definitions for smokers

smoker

/ˈsməʊkə/
noun
1.
a person who habitually smokes tobacco
2.
Also called smoking compartment. a compartment of a train where smoking is permitted
3.
an informal social gathering, as at a club
4.
a vent on the ocean floor from which hot water and minerals erupt
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Word Origin and History for smokers

smoker

n.

1590s, "one who cures meat," agent noun from smoke (v.). Meaning "one who smokes tobacco" is from 1610s. Railway meaning "smoking car" is from 1875. Smoker's cough attested from 1898.

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Slang definitions & phrases for smokers

smoke-filled room

noun

A place where intense discussion or negotiation takes place: the smoke-filled rooms of the Democratic Party


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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