Definition of cigarette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsɪɡəˈret//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪɡəret//
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a thin tube of paper filled with tobacco, for smoking a packet/pack of cigarettes to light a cigarette See related entries: Addiction Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, diminutive of cigare, probably from Mayan sik'ar ‘smoking’. Mayan is a language spoken in parts of Mexico and Central America.Extra examples A cigarette dangled from his lips. He accidentally dropped a lighted cigarette on the chair. He pulled on his cigarette and waited for the train. He was sitting on the bench taking a cigarette break. He’d bummed a cigarette from someone. Please extinguish all cigarettes now. Posters advertising cigarettes have to carry government health warnings. She rolls her own cigarettes. She slipped outside for an illicit cigarette. She smokes a pack/​packet of cigarettes a day. The cigarette burned slowly in the ashtray. The cigarettes glowed in the dark. The old man flicked his cigarette onto the roadside. carelessly throwing a lighted cigarette in the litter bin the smell of stale cigarette smoke
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