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English definition of “smoke”

smoke

noun (CITY)    /sməʊk/ US  /smoʊk/
the (big) smoke UK and Australian English informal any large city, especially London, Sydney, or Melbourne: He was a young lad of 16 when he first came to the big smoke.Towns, cities and villages (general)
(Definition of smoke noun (CITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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