or cig·a·ret

[ sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret ]
/ ˌsɪg əˈrɛt, ˈsɪg əˌrɛt /


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

1820–30; < French, equivalent to cigare cigar + -ette -ette

Related forms

an·ti·cig·a·rette, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cigaret

British Dictionary definitions for cigaret


sometimes US cigaret

/ (ˌsɪɡəˈrɛt) /


a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smokingShortened forms: cig, ciggy

Word Origin for cigarette

C19: from French, literally: a little cigar
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