Cigarette



a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper.
Contemporary Examples

Loosies are generally bought by cigarette addicts who have trouble affording a whole pack at the taxed rate.
The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops Michael Daly July 23, 2014

I had bought the device at Rite-Aid precisely because it resembled a cigarette.
This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs Daniel Genis July 27, 2014

For every cigarette, there is a lollipop, and for every act of violence or despair, there is a moment of sheer comic absurdity.
This Week’s Hot Reads: September 3, 2012 Mythili Rao September 2, 2012

America has never seen an ad like this either—spot the cigarette!
Rick Perry Pounces on Anita, Herman Cain’s Smoking Man, and More Crazy Campaign Ads (Video) The Daily Beast Video October 25, 2011

When I arrived, around 5:00 pm, the room was thick with cigarette smoke and country rock music blared over the speakers.
Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013

Historical Examples

“That was very sensible of you,” she declared knocking the ash from her cigarette.
The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim

She did not glance at him, but held her cigarette in silence and refused to light it.
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Collins smoked a cigarette to quiet his nerves, after which he got into bed once more.
Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish

He broke away from her with a gay laugh, and lit a cigarette.
Viviette William J. Locke

Miss Dilldall publicly boasted of the fact that she had smoked a cigarette in a restaurant in Soho!
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine

noun
a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smoking Shortened forms cig, ciggy
n.

1835, American English, from French cigarette (by 1824), diminutive of cigare “cigar” (18c.), from Spanish cigarro (see cigar). Spanish form cigarito, cigarita also was popular in English mid-19c. Cigarette heart “heart disease caused by smoking” is attested from 1884. Cigarette lighter attested from 1884.

noun phrase

An open-cockpit inboard power boat used for offshore racing, and to some extent for transporting contraband: the look on Bush’s face as he pushes up the throttle on his cigarette boat: demonic/ a speedboat, one of those cigarettes like the black one out there

[1970s+; fr their elongated shape]

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