Are cigarettes the female version of cigars hence the "ette" part on cigarette?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • cig·a·rette
    ˈsiɡəˌret, ˌsiɡəˈret/
    noun
    plural noun: cigarettes
    a thin cylinder of finely cut tobacco rolled in paper for smoking.
    synonyms: informalsmoke, butt, ciggie/ciggy, cancer stick, coffin nail; informalfag
    "he's outside, having a cigarette"
    a cylinder containing a narcotic, herbs, or a medicated substance for smoking.

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  • It's because they first came to Europe through France where 'ette' means smaller.

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What Girls Said 2

  • No, they're just the smaller version of a cigar.

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  • No, I think it's just because they're more petite, not more "feminine".

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