chain-smoke

[ cheyn-smohk ]
/ ˈtʃeɪnˌsmoʊk /

verb (used with or without object), chain-smoked, chain-smoking.

to smoke continually, as by lighting one cigarette, cigar, etc., from the preceding one.

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Origin of chain-smoke

First recorded in 1930–35

OTHER WORDS FROM chain-smoke

chain smoker, chain-smoker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chain-smoke

chain-smoke

verb

to smoke (cigarettes, etc) continually, esp lighting one from the preceding one

Derived forms of chain-smoke

chain smoker, noun
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