Definition of cigarillo in English:



  • A small cigar.

    • ‘Juan lit another cigarillo while he negotiated the phone call.’
    • ‘The day remained pleasant while he reclined, savoring his cigarillo.’
    • ‘Later she walked into a pharmacy and I sat a distance away on the shady side of the street and lit a cigarillo, concentrating on not inhaling.’
    • ‘His image was also featured on packets of cigarillos.’
    • ‘Huston merely strolls around on the sidelines, puffing a cigarillo and looking rueful.’
    • ‘The excise duty for cigars and cigarillos will be decreased.’
    • ‘Maybe later I'll light up one of her cigarillos and have a smoke in her memory.’
    • ‘At the center of it all was Don, cigarillo in hand, drawing everyone into the conversation.’
    • ‘Auster takes another drag on the cigarillo, his green eyes glimmering in the relative gloom.’
    • ‘Citing competitive reasons, Mann declined to say whether the company makes more large cigars or cigarillos.’
    • ‘I dropped Gnat off at choir practice and went outside to pace around the church with a cigarillo.’
    • ‘My favourite brands of cigarettes and cigarillos are available at the bar.’
    • ‘I've seen cigars, I've seen cigarillos, and once I even saw some snuff.’
    • ‘The displays will be limited to cigarettes and cigarillos.’
    • ‘The company's president said during a previous interview that the expansion stems from increased consumer demand for cigarillos.’
    • ‘The company received city approval to expand its cigar-marking plant to handle more production of cigarillos.’
    • ‘He is standing at the bar in his London club, holding a cigarillo and a wine glass.’
    • ‘Actually, I do not smoke but driving on the way home from work, I decided that I was at least going to try one of the cigarillos.’


Mid 19th century: from Spanish, diminutive of cigarro (see cigar).