Definition of ciggy in English:



  • A cigarette.

    • ‘It was like a really good party: everyone was mingling, dancing and smoking ciggies.’
    • ‘For a couple of years now I've trotted down to Soho every fortnight to pick up cheap ciggies from an air hostess who regularly brings back cartons from France.’
    • ‘I haven't smoked anything for ages, and that includes ordinary ciggies.’
    • ‘I found myself standing in a queue a couple of days ago at my local garage to buy some ciggies.’
    • ‘I find her, a ciggy in one hand and a bottle of Vodka alcopop in the other.’
    • ‘Obviously, I'm giving up my ciggies for health reasons.’
    • ‘When she first got hooked on ciggies there were no health warnings on the packets.’
    • ‘We watched for a while with a brew and a ciggy to calm our nerves.’
    • ‘If you smoke sixty ciggies a day and are ten stone overweight, don't tell your life insurer that you're a fit non-smoker.’
    • ‘I gave up smoking last May and decided I needed an incentive to keep off the ciggies and took up running.’
    • ‘Save the money from your ciggies and buy yourself something at the end of two weeks.’
    • ‘Candice picked up her crushed ciggy and threw it over the railing.’
    • ‘Most people don't need hospitals until old age, but some bring it on themselves through poor diet and ciggies, or drug and alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘I am sure non-smokers do not know the feeling of desperation after having gone without a ciggy for three or four hours.’
    • ‘As it happens, a great deal of what we spent went on buying vast quantities of cheap booze and ciggies.’
    • ‘Now I don't have ciggies and I don't go for smokes.’
    • ‘I wish they'd charge 60 quid for a packet of ciggies and ban them completely.’
    • ‘Priests puff in churches, doctors on hospital wards - and to ask somebody to put out their ciggy would be deemed absurd.’
    • ‘The Good Health Brigade would rather see elderly people huddled on a cold street corner sharing an illicit ciggy than accept that smokers have a right to their own bad habits.’
    • ‘We first went to Cavendish because I wanted some ciggies but they didn't have any.’


1960s: abbreviation.