Definition of cigarette in English:


Line breaks: cig¦ar|ette
Pronunciation: /sɪgəˈrɛt
(US also cigaret)


  • 1A thin cylinder of finely cut tobacco rolled in paper for smoking.
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    • There is a perception that light smoking or smoking low tar cigarettes is not dangerous.
    • Her voice was low and husky from smoking twenty cigarettes a day in that sexy cigarette holder she always used.
    • What is the best way to stop tobacconists selling cigarettes to children?
    filter tip, king-size; cigar
    informal ciggy, cig, tab, tube, smoke, cancer stick, coffin nail
    British informal fag, snout, roll-up
    British informal , • dated gasper, burn
  • 1.1An object similar to a cigarette containing a narcotic or herbal substance.
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    • The following morning he said he rolled several cannabis cigarettes to smoke during the day.
    • Herbal cigarettes, sold in pharmacies and health stores, have a very limited market.
    • The gradual replacement of regular cigarettes with non-tobacco herbal cigarettes is an effective aid in tobacco detoxification.


mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of cigare (see cigar).

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