Definition of papelito in US English:

papelito

noun

historical
  • In Spain and Spanish-speaking areas: a cigarette, especially one which is hand-rolled.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Ford (1796–1858), art connoisseur and author. From Spanish papelito slip of paper, bit of paper (e.g. for rolling cigarettes) from papel + -ito; the sense in English may arise from confusion with Spanish papelillo cigarette, with a different suffix ( -illo: see -illa).

Pronunciation

papelito

/ˌpapəˈliːtəʊ/