- a small, thin cigar.
- a cigarette with a wrapping of tobacco instead of paper.
Origin of cigarillo
1825–35; < Spanish, diminutive of cigarro cigar
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Examples from the Web for cigarillo
Food is always of secondary importance: he ranks it after his novia, after his cigarillo, after the bulls.Spanish Life in Town and Country
L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
In the Cigarillo manufactory about 2000 workmen find employment.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
The men often sit with their hats on, and between the courses smoke a cigarette, or cigarillo in Spanish.
So without speech he blew the end off his cigarillo and handed it courteously to the Carlist soldier.The Firebrand
S. R. Crockett
The cigarillo is smoked slowly, the last whiff being the bonne bouche, the breast, la pechuga.Gatherings From Spain
- a small cigar often only slightly larger than a cigarette
Word Origin and History for cigarillo
1829, from Spanish cigarillo, diminutive of cigarro (see cigar).
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