Meaning of “cigarette paper” in the English Dictionary

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"cigarette paper" in British English

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cigarette papernoun [ C ]

uk /sɪɡ.əˈret ˌpeɪ.pər/ us /ˈsɪɡ.ə.ret ˌpeɪ.pɚ/

Examples from literature

  • At his elbow was a jar of tobacco, a sheaf of brown cigarette papers and a scattering of books. 
  • From one of his pockets he drew out tobacco and cigarette papers. 
  • He was delicately taking a cigarette paper from a little case. 
  • Johnny's hand trembled when he tried to shake a little tobacco into a cigarette paper. 
  • There were times when you couldn't have got a cigarette paper between me and that four-foot weapon. 

(Definition of “cigarette paper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)