ashtray

[ash-trey]
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noun

a receptacle for tobacco ashes of smokers.

Nearby words

  1. ashtabula,
  2. ashton,
  3. ashton, sir frederick,
  4. ashton-under-lyne,
  5. ashtoreth,
  6. ashur,
  7. ashura,
  8. ashurbanipal,
  9. ashurnasirpal ii,
  10. ashwaubenon

Origin of ashtray

First recorded in 1885–90; ash1 + tray1

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British Dictionary definitions for ashtray

ashtray

noun

a receptacle for tobacco ash, cigarette butts, etc
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Word Origin and History for ashtray

ashtray

n.

1857 as a receptacle for smokers' ashes, from ash (n.1) + tray.

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