Definition of vape in English:

vape

verb

[NO OBJECT]informal
  • Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

    ‘I'd rather people vaped indoors than smoked outside’
    with object ‘many smokers have started vaping e-cigarettes to help them cut down’
    ‘there's concern that young people may take up vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking’
    • ‘His concern lies particularly with young people - to whom vaping, with its colourful paraphernalia and tasty flavours, has been shown to appeal.’
    • ‘I also enjoyed the tip's blue glow when I vaped.’
    • ‘For Jordan, vaping e-cigarettes means choosing the devil he doesn't know over the devil he does.’
    • ‘Three years after starting vaping, though still on emphysema medication, Boyd's breathing has improved.’
    • ‘The ordinance prohibits "vaping" in any location where tobacco smoking is restricted.’
    • ‘Having quit on the advice of his doctor, he now constantly vapes an e-cigarette.’
    • ‘I started 'vaping' purely out of curiosity and haven't smoked a single cigarette since.’
    • ‘I'd much rather take the risk and vape than smoke again.’
    • ‘Chapman is also concerned that vaping enables smokers to get a nicotine hit in places where they can't smoke.’
    • ‘The "smart e-cigarette" is complete with an app so the user can monitor how many times per day they have "vaped" and how much nicotine they have consumed.’
    • ‘He used to be a smoker, but vaping helped him quit, and he wants to provide this assistance for others.’
    • ‘Some juices are loaded with nicotine down while others are simply vaped for the flavor, sans nicotine.’
    • ‘I used to smoke, now I vape.’
    • ‘This was the noisiest e-cig I've vaped.’

noun

informal
  • 1An electronic cigarette or similar device.

    ‘I've been using a vape now for 15 weeks’
    • ‘I was buying juice for a vape that I had bought somewhere else.’
    • ‘On first impression the quality of the product is far exceeds some of my other vapes.’
    • ‘Never tried a vape.’
    • ‘There's a huge selection of vapes in such pretty colors, for affordable prices too!’
    • ‘The second round of rules comes after a March decision to prohibit the use of vapes on county property.’
    1. 1.1 An act of inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
      ‘my cravings went away as soon as I took a vape’
      • ‘As soon as he turned around I took another vape.’
      • ‘When you take a vape, the tip has an attractive LED that lights up white.’
      • ‘After a few minutes he took another vape.’
      • ‘Although it may be tempting to "sneak a vape," you don't want to be the person who gets caught and makes an entire plane turn around.’
      • ‘If you only occasionally take a vape, this little gadget could work for you.’
      • ‘Every two or three vapes I get a burnt taste.’

Origin

1980s (in reference to an experimental 'non-combustible' cigarette): abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.

Pronunciation

vape

/veɪp/