Meaning of “cigarette” in the English Dictionary

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"cigarette" in British English

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cigarettenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɪɡ.ərˈet/ us /ˈsɪɡ.ə.ret/

A2 a small paper tube filled with cut pieces of tobacco that people smoke:

a packet of cigarettes
She lit a cigarette.

More examples

  • Don't offer him a cigarette, he's trying to give up.
  • He sat there, puffing away at a cigarette.
  • Would you mind putting your cigarette out, please?
  • I used to smoke a packet/ pack of cigarettes a day.
  • The law forbids the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 16.

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

"cigarette" in American English

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cigarettenoun [ C ]

us /ˌsɪɡ·əˈret/

a small tube of thin paper filled with pieces of cut tobacco that is used for smoking:

Cigarette smoking is a major cause of heart disease.

(Definition of “cigarette” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)