chain-smoker :

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  • n  a heavy smoker (usually of cigarettes) who lights one off of another

  • Bart's principal was an idiot, his teacher a bitter chain-smoker.
  • Dewhurst no longer practices the faithshe is a chain-smoker and enjoys white wine but she insists that "everything I like about myself comes from the religion, and when I get .
  • The alcoholic who can learn to drink socially, or the chain-smoker who can puff occasionally, is a rare bird.

  • Joe Barton in Seattle Times
    Legislative action in the United States "without the participation of nations like China and India is an attempt to reverse global warming similar to a doctor telling an overweight, sedentary chain-smoker that he or she needs to wear a...

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