- 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 cigaret
Don't burn your lungs with cigaret smoke, or pipe smoke either.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
He could almost imagine the textured taste of the cigaret on his tongue.The Hills of Home
"This is not a cigaret lighter, but a heatgun," she said flatly.Rebels of the Red Planet
Charles Louis Fontenay
The cigaret dropped from Ansel Tomlin's mouth as he opened it in amazement.The Seventh Order
Gerald Allan Sohl
He heard the Officer of the Day comin and stuck his cigaret but in an oat bag."That's me all over, Mable"
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 cigaret
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.