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cigarette

or cig·a·ret

[ sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret ]
/ ˌsɪg əˈrɛt, ˈsɪg əˌrɛt /
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noun
a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper.
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Origin of cigarette

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cigarette

an·ti·cig·a·rette, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cigarette

cigarette

sometimes US cigaret

/ (ˌsɪɡəˈrɛt) /

noun
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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