smoking

See also: Smoking and smóking

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English smokynge, smokiende, from Old English smociende (smoking), from Proto-Germanic *smukōndz (emitting smoke, smoking), equivalent to smoke +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

smoking

  1. present participle of smoke

AdjectiveEdit

smoking (comparative more smoking, superlative most smoking)

  1. Giving off smoke.
    • 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
      Yet had the whole train and all its bombs gone, had the engine crew merely jumped from the train and run as simple self-preservation would have suggested, or unhitched just the engine to make their escape faster, the whole town would have gone and most of the people with it, leaving just a smoking wasteland. Hundreds would have died.
  2. (slang) Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.
    That woman is smoking!
  3. (slang) Showing great skill or talent.
    The band put on a smoking performance.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English smokyng, smokynge, equivalent to smoke +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

smoking (countable and uncountable, plural smokings)

  1. The act or process of emitting smoke.
  2. The burning and inhalation of tobacco.
    Smoking can lead to lung cancer.
    • 2012, Montgomery J. Granger, Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior
      He had the loudest voice of any drill sergeant, and seemed to enjoy the group smokings as well as the individual smokings.
  3. (by extension) The burning and inhalation of other substances, e.g. marijuana.
  4. The act of exposing (something) to smoke; (by extension) the process by which foods are cured or flavoured by smoke
  5. (slang, obsolete) A bantering; teasing; mockery.
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CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

NounEdit

smoking m

  1. dinner jacket, tuxedo

DeclensionEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /smoːkenɡ/, [ˈsmoːkʰeŋ], /smovkenɡ/, [ˈsmɔwkʰeŋ]

NounEdit

smoking c (singular definite smokingen, plural indefinite smokinger)

  1. black tie, dinner jacket, tuxedo

InflectionEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsmoː.kɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: smo‧king

NounEdit

smoking m (plural smokings, diminutive smokinkje n)

  1. smoking jacket, black tie, dinner jacket, tuxedo [from late 19th c.]
    Ha, hij ziet eruit als een pinguïn in die smoking!
    Hah, he looks like a penguin in that tuxedo!

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English smoking jacket, pseudo-anglicism.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smoking m (plural smokings)

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

DescendantsEdit

  • Finnish: smokki
  • Turkish: smokin

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smoking m (invariable)

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ smoking in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From English smoking jacket.

NounEdit

smoking m (definite singular smokingen, indefinite plural smokinger, definite plural smokingene)

  1. tuxedo

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From English smoking jacket.

NounEdit

smoking m (definite singular smokingen, indefinite plural smokingar, definite plural smokingane)

  1. tuxedo

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, a pseudo-anglicism, derived from smoking (jacket).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smoking m inan

  1. dinner jacket, tuxedo

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

adjective

Further readingEdit

  • smoking in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • smoking in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

NounEdit

smoking m (plural smokings)

  1. tuxedo (formal suit)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, from English smoking jacket.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /smǒkinɡ/
  • Hyphenation: smo‧king

NounEdit

smòking m (Cyrillic spelling смо̀кинг)

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French smoking, pseudo-anglicism, from English smoking jacket.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /esˈmokin/, [ezˈmo.kĩn]

NounEdit

smoking m (plural smoking)

  1. Obsolete spelling of esmoquin

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ellipsis of English smoking jacket.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smoking c

  1. tuxedo, dinner jacket

DeclensionEdit

Declension of smoking 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative smoking smokingen smokingar smokingarna
Genitive smokings smokingens smokingars smokingarnas

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