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gasper

Line breaks: gasp¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːspə
 
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Definition of gasper in English:

noun

British informal , dated
A cigarette: she sneaked a gasper outside the loo
More example sentences
  • While adverts for cigarettes have been banned for years, the gaspers still get a good press.
  • He had obviously not considered the possibility of hardened smokers persistently lighting up in pubs, then refusing to pay the maximum fine of £1,000 simply to get banged up so that they could enjoy a gasper in peace and quiet.
  • As one who draws great pleasure from an occasional gasper, especially when enjoyed in convivial surroundings, I am appalled at this assault upon the liberties of smokers.

Words that rhyme with gasper

clasper, grasper, rasper

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