- 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
Examples from the Web for cigarette
He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
She retrieved a cigarette from her purse and lit it without moving her face away from the screen.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
They say the currency devalues a few points just in the time it takes to smoke a cigarette.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
December 4, 2014
“The truth is, we feel threatened,” her husband adds between drags on a cigarette.Lebanese Christians Gun Up Against ISIS
November 10, 2014
Baby cigarette “No worry of cancer with this cigarette costume,” the description for this gem reads.Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes
October 30, 2014
She did not glance at him, but held her cigarette in silence and refused to light it.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
He broke away from her with a gay laugh, and lit a cigarette.Viviette
William J. Locke
Max, cigarette in hand, was coming across, under the ailanthus tree.
But he smoked incessantly, lighting one cigarette from another.
Chip took the cigarette from his lips and emptied his lungs of smoke.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
sometimes US cigaret
- a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smokingShortened forms: cig, ciggy
Word Origin and History for cigarette
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.