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  • n. A person who chain-smokes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heavy smoker (usually of cigarettes) who lights one off of another


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  • Moreover, Bobby was an alcoholic and chain-smoker, so his output fell off rapidly after he hit 30.

    Matthew Yglesias » Change the Story

  • I had once been a chain-smoker myself, but I had never seen an addiction so deep.

    Henry’s Demons

  • - Despite a background in public health work, Hopkins was a lifelong chain-smoker and coffee drinker – a classic A-type personality who lived in his office and usually looked “as though he had spent the previous night sleeping in a hayloft.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Commerce Cabinet Crisis VII: Harry Hopkins

  • She whispers something like Are you close baby? in a hoarse chain-smoker whisper.

    Monkeytown excerpt 3

  • We also lost a playwright, a rebel, a rockstar, a chain-smoker, a renowned artist, a non-profit leader, and one of the most beloved presidents in history, all at once.

    Lucas Kavner: Tracking Vaclav Havel: From Orwell To Vermont And Into Prague

  • And he was a chain-smoker, so whenever he was shooting a scene, there'd be an ashtray nearby.

    Endeavour: an inspector recalled

  • THINGS I DIDN'T SEE COMING: With only one episode to go, Mad Men delivers one of its greatest surprises to date, as notorious chain-smoker Don Draper publishes a one-page "Why I'm Quitting Tobacco" manifesto in The New York Times to (as Peggy quotes him) "change the conversation" about the firm's persona non grata status since the Lucky Strike defection.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • Minelli laughed when I mentioned the remark and noted that, for many years, Brunner had been a chain-smoker.

    Death Becomes Him

  • A chain-smoker of Lucky Strikes, Milano attributed his longevity to a diet high in fruits and vegetables.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Standing just five feet tall and weighing under ninety pounds, Edith was a chain-smoker and a drinker—every night she sent one of her children to the local pub to fill up her jug with ale.

    William and Kate


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