Definition of cancer stick in US English:

cancer stick


humorous, informal
  • A cigarette.

    • ‘Darrel pulled out a cigarette out of his jacket pocket and lit it, blowing the smoke from the cancer stick right into her face.’
    • ‘Soon the smoke that lazily trailed from the glowing end of the cancer stick filled the entire elevator.’
    • ‘Bollywood's ‘good’ men are finally taking their public image seriously and dropping the cancer stick every time they see anyone catching them on camera.’
    • ‘I turned and started walking away, but she stomped on her cancer stick and followed me.’
    • ‘Pulling the cancer stick from his mouth and holding it at his side Jeff sighed sadly.’
    • ‘How many people do you know who've switched brands for any reason other than all the shops near them stopping selling their cancer stick of choice?’
    • ‘He threw the cancer stick at the ground, crushing it with his feet, never losing eye contact with the brunette.’
    • ‘You know, having a child in the house is doing wonders for my New Year's Resolution to quit these cancer sticks.’
    • ‘I walked over to Ashton, and narrowed my eyes when I saw the cancer stick in his hand.’
    • ‘I once gave up for two years before starting again, so I know how hard it is to keep off the cancer sticks.’
    • ‘I watch with intense fascination as he slowly lights the cancer stick and brings it to his mouth to take a puff.’
    • ‘She drew hard on the cancer stick to quell the need to hyperventilate.’
    • ‘Admittedly I do miss it, but I value my life more than a cancer stick.’
    • ‘His hands were clad in fingerless gloves, and as he stood he reached one into his pants pocket, pulling out a nondescript pack of cigarettes and selecting one of the cancer sticks from it.’
    • ‘Hordes of other beautiful people nip between the trendy boutiques, or crowd into sidewalk cafes, and sip skinny lattes between long puffs on cancer sticks.’
    • ‘I went back to the study, snapped on the computer, took a deep gulp of a mug of fresh hot coffee, and lit another of the cancer sticks.’
    • ‘This is definitely the last time I will smoke another one of these cancer sticks.’
    • ‘He placed the cancer stick between his lips again, inhaling and then exhaling a cloud of thick smoke.’
    • ‘I must admit that it is really hard, and I have almost been on the verge of putting one of the lovely little cancer sticks to my lips and light up.’
    • ‘His thick eyebrows were concentrated on the cigarette smoke as he puffed the cancer stick.’


cancer stick

/ˈkansər stik/