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

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British Dictionary definitions for cigs


abbreviation for (formerly, in Britain)

Chief of the Imperial General Staff


ciggy (ˈsɪɡɪ)

noun plural cigs or ciggies

informal a cigarette
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Word Origin and History for cigs



slang abbreviation of cigarette or cigar, attested from 1889. Elaborated form ciggy attested from 1962.

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