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[sig] /sɪg/
noun, Slang.
a cigarette.
Origin of cig
First recorded in 1885-90; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cig
Historical Examples
  • But say, cig, drink out, 'n' we'll go up to Jake's—'s too public here.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • You'd tie up to them, cig, 'f ye was on the Shore, I know ye would.

  • "Always keep the cig in front of the ventilator," said Slops, applying his lips to Dink's ear.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • I guess you've had your lesson about going to sleep with a cig—about being careless with fire.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for cig


noun (pl) cigs, ciggies
(informal) a cigarette
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cig

slang abbreviation of cigarette or cigar, attested from 1889. Elaborated form ciggy attested from 1962.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for cig



A cigarette (1880s+)

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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