cigarette or cig·a·ret [sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper.
Origin of cigarette 1820–30; French, equivalent to cigare+ -ette Related formsan·ti·cig·a·rette, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cigaret Historical Examples of cigaret
Don’t burn your lungs with cigaret smoke, or pipe smoke either.
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
He could almost imagine the textured taste of the cigaret on his tongue.
“This is not a cigaret lighter, but a heatgun,” she said flatly.
Charles Louis Fontenay
The cigaret dropped from Ansel Tomlin’s mouth as he opened it in amazement.
Gerald Allan Sohl
He heard the Officer of the Day comin and stuck his cigaret but in an oat bag.
British Dictionary definitions for cigaret cigarette sometimes US cigaret noun
- a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smokingShortened forms: cig, ciggy
Word Origin for cigarette C19: from French, literally: a little cigar Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for cigaret cigarette n.
1835, American English, from French cigarette (by 1824), diminutive of cigare “cigar” (18c.), from Spanish cigarro (see). 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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