Definition of chain-smoker in English:

chain-smoker

noun

  • See chain-smoke

    • ‘I found even my good days weighing around my shoulders, with their own distinct smell wafting around my head like the scent that follows chain-smokers.’
    • ‘There were so many weapons there that I did not even dare smoke and I am a chain-smoker.’
    • ‘With water all around me I had little choice but to sit under a leaky tarpaulin beside chain-smokers and crying children, only now and then getting a glimpse up into the vast forests I was entering.’
    • ‘Most of them are addicted, and many are chain-smokers.’
    • ‘Not only was she one of the first chain-smokers, but she actually smoked in the street, was known to link arms with servants, and bicycled wearing Liberty frocks.’

Pronunciation

chain-smoker

/ˈtʃeɪnsməʊkə/