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

  • n. A small narrow cigar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin cigar, differing from a cigarette in being wrapped with tobacco leaves rather than paper

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small cigar or cigarette wrapped in tobacco instead of paper.

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

  • n. small cigar or cigarette wrapped in tobacco instead of paper


Spanish cigarrillo, diminutive of cigarro, cigar; see cigar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish cigarillo < cigrarro ("cigar") + -illo ("diminutive suffix"). (Wiktionary)


  • Shirley stubbed her cigarillo out on a dead chunk of honeycomb.

    Dangerous Questions

  • There was another cigarillo in the sand, this time tossed near the lifeguard's chair.


  • I found the cigarillo in the sand, tossed near a patch of beach plums.


  • Time you went home and me to my cottage, he said and flicked his cigarillo out on the sand.


  • When I didn't answer, "Thirteen," he said again in his superfly-slick platform accent, and I could hear him take a long drag from his cigarillo.

    Corpse Safari

  • Left to right: Mum, with Ritmeester cigarillo; Nick, somewhat subdued; an unidentified young female person wearing the oversized spectacles (Amanda insists that this widget is not her); Simon “Soprano”; Joey, and Uncle Colin, wearing the traditional headgear of an Australian legal practitioner.

    The Trumbles at Leisure

  • Still, Ms. Burden said that she prefers the more feminine cigarillo, and is hoping that Mr. Paley will add one to his La Palina line.

    '1896' Lights Up Launch Party

  • I must have dozed off in the sun after finishing my second cigarillo, otherwise I'm sure I would have noticed the commotion.


  • Al-Manar holds a special symbolic place in the resistance, Kassir said, pulling at a cigarillo and fidgeting with the ash while he spoke.

    A Privilege to Die

  • One of the batteries after the shock test was not quite up-to-mark and probably the separator in the cigarillo roll gave away --- and they were furiously discharging that.

    A shout-out to the separator


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