[ veyp ]


  1. an e-cigarette for the delivery of nicotine in a vapor, or a similar device for inhaling cannabis, LSD, and certain other easily vaporized drugs; a vape pen.
  2. an act or period of vaping:

    It took a few vapes to get used to it.

verb (used with or without object)

, vaped, vap·ing.
  1. to draw in and exhale the vapor from (the substance in an e-cigarette or similar device):

    In many places you are allowed to smoke or vape medical cannabis anywhere in public.

    Fully charged, the device allows you to vape all day.

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Other Words From

  • vap·er noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vape1

Coined in 1979 by U.S. entrepreneur Brenda Coffee, physician Norman Jacobson, and inventor Jon Philip Ray; shortened from vapor ( def ) or vaporize ( def )
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Example Sentences

It did not extend to disposable vapes, hence why they’re still available in a range of flavors.

From Time

The number of applications numbered in the millions because the requirements cover bottled e-liquids, which are mostly sold in adult vape shops and come in a vast array of flavors and nicotine strengths.

From ceramic coils, to batteries, to fragrance, every component and ingredient of a vape will need to meet stringent requirements.

Just last year, sales declined by 7 percent, likely due to the rise of e-cigarettes and vapes.

From Vox

Open to any tobacco user, she notes that most who enroll vape.

And there are celebrities who vape; Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Katy Perry all do it.

Now being one of the few safe places left to vape, Henley may even get more customers.





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