One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cigarette or cigar.
- ‘Now we've got laws against selling cigs to anyone under 19.’
- ‘Brigg nodded his thanks, setting his cig on the edge of a nearby ashtray and blowing on the scalding stew before taking a bite.’
- ‘He tossed his cig in the ashtray and brought me in close for a kiss.’
- ‘Tommy was putting on new wheels to his skateboard, and Jeff was smoking a cig.’
- ‘Apparently, he has finally given up the cigs; perhaps that's part of the reason why he has never, ever sounded better vocally.’
- ‘He smokes thirty cigs a day, has done since he was ten.’
- ‘He lay the half-burnt cig across the ashtray, saving it for later.’
- ‘The city's Finance Department has sent out some 2,000 letters, insisting that smokers pay back taxes on their cigs.’
- ‘For pretty much the entire gig he hangs one-handed off his microphone, wreathed in smoke, a smouldering cig between his fingers.’
- ‘I got bored after talking to him, and watching his friend light cig after cig.’
- ‘The night before, I had rolled myself a couple of cigs, and smoked one before going to bed.’
- ‘I cursed myself for leaving my duty-free cigs in the rental car.’
- ‘I took out a pack of cigs and wiggled it in the air.’
- ‘I used to be a smoker - in fact at 60 to 80 cigs a day I think it would be correct to say I was a heavy smoker.’
- ‘After her little experiment with cigs, she had promised herself she'd never give in to them, no matter how strong the smell or how badly she wanted one.’
- ‘Travel over to the Continent by all means but remember if you bring back booze and cigs it must be for personal use.’
- ‘I took a long drag of the cig before letting out a cloud of smoke.’
- ‘With the aid of acupuncture I once gave cigs up for 6 weeks.’
- ‘Making sure that Candi was in her private room, she reached for her cellphone, her new pack of cigs and headed for the back door for a smoke and some privacy.’
- ‘Now, I don't normally buy anything from travelling salesmen but I did need some cigs and he said his mother was sick.’
Late 19th century: abbreviation.
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