Green’s Dictionary of Slang

ciggie n.

also ciggy, ciggie-butt, cigybutt, siggy
[abbr.]

1. a cigarette.

see sense 2.
[US]T.A. Dorgan in Zwilling TAD Lex. (1993) 27: He knows more about cigarettes than Carter knows about pills. One dark day an agent came to his store to sell him some ‘ciggies’.
[US]Gleason & Taber Is Zat So? I ii: A little ciggy? (Passes Sue cigarette box).
[US] in C.R. Cooper Here’s To Crime in Hamilton Men of the Und. 220: A gang of these new-fashioned little chippies ganging him for ciggies.
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 27 Jan. [synd. col.] Lt. Comdr Tunney (who frowns on ciggies for sailors).
[US]W. Guthrie Seeds of Man (1995) 296: Care fer a smoke? Fag? Siggy?
[US]H. Ellison ‘Students of the Assassin’ in Deadly Streets (1983) 189: The pigeon was busy putting the light to Tony’s ciggy.
[UK]T. Keyes All Night Stand 153: I want some English ciggies, because I don’t want to have Lucky Strikes.
[US](con. 1950s) Jacobs & Casey Grease I iv: Hey, Frenchy, throw me a ciggie-butt, will ya?
[US]C. McFadden Serial 108: I gained all this weight when I gave up the ciggies.
[UK](context 1940s) D. Nobbs Second From Last in the Sack Race 87: He turned out to be Puking Pratt and his Soggy Ciggy.
[UK]M. Read Scouting for Boys in Best Radio Plays (1984) 173: I think I need a ciggie. Got a match, Tiger?
[Ire]J. O’Connor Secret World of the Irish Male (1995) 108: Give the ciggies the elbow.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 2: cigybutt – cigarette.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 26: He chuckled to himself and stubbed out his ciggie.
[UK]K. Sampson Outlaws (ms.) 15: She says fuck all to you, Marie, unless you ask her if she wants a ciggy.
[Aus]L. Redhead Rubdown [ebook] I was amazed her ciggie didn’t cause the whole room to ignate.
[US]D. Winslow Winter of Frankie Machine (2007) 36: John’s sucking at a ciggy and staring at the ground.
[UK]J. Joso Soothing Music for Stray Cats 43: A pack of ciggies, usually ten No. 6; and a box of matches.
[Aus] D. Whish-Wilson ‘In Savage Freedom’ in Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] Starts gathering his shit: ciggies, wallet, knife.

2. attrib. use of sense 1.

[US]Detroit Free Press 13 May 2/3: Piled up [...] like ciggie butts in Saturday night’s spit box.
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 18 Mar. [synd. col.] Margaret Horan, whose likeness is in most of the ciggie adverts [...].
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 14 Feb. [synd. col.] Lilliam Galis has a gold ciggy case inscribed ‘With love [...] from Rudy Vallee’.
[US]Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 2 May 20/1: Buddy Phillips, the Apollo dancing boy upped and married Bernice Declet, the ciggie girl .
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 13 May [synd. col.] 117 employees will be fired when a top ciggie account switches agencies.