[ smoh-ker ]
/ ˈsmoʊ kər /


a person or thing that smokes.
  1. Also called smoking car. a passenger car for those who wish to smoke.
  2. a compartment for those who wish to smoke.
an informal gathering, especially of men, for entertainment, discussion, or the like.
an enclosed metal box or similar device for smoking meats, poultry, or fish.
British. smoking-concert.

Origin of smoker

First recorded in 1590–1600; smoke + -er1

Related forms

an·ti·smok·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for smoker


/ (ˈsməʊkə) /


a person who habitually smokes tobacco
Also called: smoking compartment a compartment of a train where smoking is permitted
an informal social gathering, as at a club
a vent on the ocean floor from which hot water and minerals erupt
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