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gasper

[gas-per, gah-sper]
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noun British Slang.
  1. a cigarette.
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Origin of gasper

First recorded in 1910–15; gasp + -er1
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Related Words

smoke, puff, butt, reefer, cubeb, fag, biri, gasper

Examples from the Web for gasper

Historical Examples

  • Gasper Farrington,” murmured Ralph, as he recognized the occupant of the hut.

    Ralph on the Engine

    Allen Chapman

  • He decided that it was worth while to try and find Gasper Farrington.

    Ralph on the Engine

    Allen Chapman

  • Gasper Farrington lay on a wretched cot in a little bedroom.

    Ralph on the Engine

    Allen Chapman

  • The Gasper to occupy the chair, faced by Massachusetts Jemmy.

  • Has Inis told you I wanted to converse with you in private, Gasper?


British Dictionary definitions for gasper

gasper

noun
  1. a person who gasps
  2. British old-fashioned, slang a cheap cigarette
  3. informal something that shocks one or causes one to gasp in astonishment
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