smoker

[ smoh-ker ]
/ ˈsmoʊ kər /

noun

a person or thing that smokes.
Railroads.
  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 formsan·ti·smok·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for smoker

smoker

/ (ˈsməʊkə) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for smoker

smoker


n.

1590s, "one who cures meat," agent noun from smoke (v.). Meaning "one who smokes tobacco" is from 1610s. Railway meaning "smoking car" is from 1875. Smoker's cough attested from 1898.

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