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EnglishEdit

 
a cigarette in an ashtray

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cigarette, from cigare, from Spanish cigarro + diminutive suffix -ette

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪ.ɡə.ɹɛt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Hyphenation: cig‧a‧rette

NounEdit

cigarette (plural cigarettes)

  1. Tobacco or other substances, in a thin roll wrapped with paper, intended to be smoked.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 7, in Crime out of Mind[1]:
      He rose to light my cigarette, then sank back into his wicker chair contentedly. The tea was weak, but not cold, thanks to the hot-plate.
    • 2008, Thomas A. Liuzzo, One Last Cigarette: Memoirs of a 5-pack-a-day Smoker!, AuthorHouse (→ISBN), page 20:
      Grandma has an occasional cigarette, as well as Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Julie, and our kids give them crap about it.

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VerbEdit

cigarette (third-person singular simple present cigarettes, present participle cigaretting, simple past and past participle cigaretted)

  1. (slang, rare) To give someone a cigarette, and/or to light one for them.
Could someone cigarette me?

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cigare +‎ -ette.

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cigarette f (plural cigarettes)

  1. cigarette

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