One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A thin cylinder of finely cut tobacco rolled in paper for smoking.
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- ‘So in the end, we all went outside and smoked our cigarettes on the pavement like outcasts.’
- ‘By the time I met her, Sheila had been smoking about twenty cigarettes a day for many years.’
- ‘He was told by bar staff to put out the cigarette but continued smoking.’
- ‘During a severe paper shortage, Bakhtin tore up his own manuscripts to roll cigarettes.’
- ‘Until Bonsack's invention, cigarettes had been rolled by hand by young women.’
- ‘There is a perception that light smoking or smoking low tar cigarettes is not dangerous.’
- ‘What is the best way to stop tobacconists selling cigarettes to children?’
- ‘I remember the time Pearl and I had a huge argument over her smoking cigarettes.’
- ‘Downstairs will then become no smoking but cigarettes will be still be allowed upstairs.’
- ‘Marlene stubbed out her cigarette in the ashtray upon the low coffee table.’
- ‘She picked up a gold cigarette case and pulled free one of the thin cigarettes.’
- ‘Simon stepped out to get a paper from the boot and to smoke a cigarette.’
- ‘If you really want to smoke cigarettes then do it in the privacy of your own home.’
- ‘A leading medical journal called today for an outright ban on smoking and cigarettes.’
- ‘Standing in the doorway of the library, rolling a cigarette, is a young woman.’
- ‘Lipstick-stained cigarettes overflowed in the ashtray on the table and on top of the television.’
- ‘Her voice was low and husky from smoking twenty cigarettes a day in that sexy cigarette holder she always used.’
- ‘He used to smoke a pack and half of a day, and still smokes around a dozen cigarettes daily.’
- ‘Cousin Liam and Nate were just a pair of casual guys who sat around smoking cigarettes and cracking jokes.’
- ‘Yes, it's smelly, dirty and harmful, but in reality people do smoke cigarettes.’
- 1.1 A cylinder containing a narcotic, herbs, or a medicated substance for smoking.
- ‘Although cannabis cigarettes are smoked less frequently than nicotine cigarettes, their mode of inhalation is very different.’
- ‘Herbal cigarettes, sold in pharmacies and health stores, have a very limited market.’
- ‘The gradual replacement of regular cigarettes with non-tobacco herbal cigarettes is an effective aid in tobacco detoxification.’
- ‘The following morning he said he rolled several cannabis cigarettes to smoke during the day.’
Mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of cigare (see cigar).
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