chain smoker

verb (used with or without object), chain-smoked, chain-smoking.

  1. to smoke continually, as by lighting one cigarette, cigar, etc., from the preceding one.


  1. to smoke (cigarettes, etc) continually, esp lighting one from the preceding one

One who smokes continually by lighting a new cigarette from the one being finished, as in Before they forbade smoking, bridge tournaments often attracted players who are chain smokers. [c. 1930]

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