[ sig ]
/ sɪg /

noun Slang.

a cigarette.

Origin of cig

First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cig

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

    Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • You'd tie up to them, Cig, 'f ye was on the Shore, I know ye would.

  • But say, Cig, drink out, 'n' we'll go up to Jake's—'s too public here.

British Dictionary definitions for cig


ciggy (ˈsɪɡɪ)

/ (sɪɡ) /

noun plural cigs or ciggies

informal a cigarette
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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