Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small roll of finely cut tobacco for smoking, enclosed in a wrapper of thin paper.
  • n. A similar roll of another substance, such as a tobacco substitute or marijuana.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Tobacco, marijuana, or other substances, in a thin roll wrapped with paper, intended to be smoked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little cigar; a little fine tobacco rolled in paper for smoking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small cigar made of finely cut tobacco rolled up in an envelop of tobacco, corn-husk, or thin paper, generally rice-paper, so as to form a cylinder open at both ends.

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

  • n. finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Etymologies

French, diminutive of cigare, cigar, from Spanish cigarro; see cigar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French cigarette, from cigare, from Spanish cigarro + diminutive suffix -ette (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mom - Jeremy, give your sister back her cigarette, she HAS been saveing it for three hours me - * snickers** grabs cigarette** laughs as I walk away*

    distortedlie Diary Entry

  • A cynic, my dear Arthur (_he opens case deliberately, puts cigarette in mouth, and extracts gold match-box from right-hand trouser_) is a man who (_strikes match_) knows the price of (_lights cigarette_) -- everything, and (_standing with match in one hand and cigarette in the other_) the value of --- pff (_blows out match_) of (_inhales deeply from cigarette and blows out a cloud of smoke_) -- nothing.

    The Sunny Side

  • The plaintiff moved for summary judgment to preclude assertion of the Correia defense, arguing that the Correia defense should, as a matter of law, be unavailable because a cigarette is an inherently dangerous product that causes injury when used for its ordinary purpose.

    Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Bars Big Tobacco Defense: Can't Blame the Smoker

  • For some reason, he began thinking of his Columbia days and chuckled to himself when he remembered what they call a cigarette in England.

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  • Last week Reynolds American and Altria Group reported declines in cigarette sales.

    Lorillard 1Q profit rises as cigarette sales climb

  • Anyway, an alert reader points out that a new, "fire-safe" type of cigarette is being foisted on the puffing public, by governmental mandate, and the new smokes are not going over well with the addicted consumers.

    From bad to worse (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The cost of the program is funded by an increase in cigarette taxes of 62 cents per pack.

    Think Progress » Who Is Randy ‘Baby Killer’ Neugebauer?

  • Still, humans are inadvertently carpeting the planet in cigarette butts.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • A source that can highlight why the toxins in cigarette smoke are so uniquely hazardous that they somehow manage to define the truism that, you know, the actual dose of the toxin in question is important

    Matthew Yglesias » The Case for Booze Taxes

  • A source that can highlight why the toxins in cigarette smoke are so uniquely hazardous that they somehow manage to define the truism that, you know, the actual dose of the toxin in question is important.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Case for Booze Taxes

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  • "Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs."
    - Mary Ott.

    September 9, 2008

  • Ha! Yeah, always a toss-up between those two.

    October 11, 2007

  • Mm, I don't know the word, but I know the moment. It's hard to say what I miss most, having given up smoking--the comforting ritual and cant of it, or, you know, the drugs :-)

    October 11, 2007

  • Is there a word for the words one utters, if one's conversation and urge are intertwined, during the process of lighting the cigarette? The muffled lip, the relaxed remove, the leaning easily to the left, or right, to facilitate digging in the pocket for the lighter.... It is an inbetween moment, a smoker’s favorite kind of moment.

    October 11, 2007

  • Ooooh! Do we get awards?? Trophies? Something shiny? *gazing adoringly at oroboros*

    September 16, 2007

  • I hereby and hereinafter nominate reesetee and uselessness as Wordie's epitomic, hilariousest standup (er, sit down--unless they stand up at the keyboard?) splendiferous and ridiculicious comics of the year, wait, month, no, week! Yas. I do. *lowers eyelids modestly in anticipation of r. and u.'s relieved and adoring gazes*...

    September 15, 2007

  • *cough* You guys are all right. :-)

    September 15, 2007

  • If then that sin stick dwelleth in my maw, I am sick with smoke which sticketh in my craw....

    September 15, 2007

  • "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me." (Romans 7:15-17)

    September 15, 2007

  • ...matter of fact, I think I'll have one now....

    September 15, 2007