filter tip

fil·ter tip
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-ter tip]
    • /ˈfɪl tər tɪp/
    • /ˈfɪl.tər ˈtɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-ter tip]
    • /ˈfɪl tər tɪp/

Definitions of filter tip words

  • noun filter tip a mouthpiece for a cigarette or cigar having a means of filtering the smoke. 1
  • noun filter tip a cigarette or cigar having such a mouthpiece. 1
  • countable noun filter tip A filter tip is a small device at the end of a cigarette that reduces the amount of dangerous substances that pass into the smoker's body. Filter tips are cigarettes that are manufactured with these devices. 0
  • noun filter tip an attachment to the mouth end of a cigarette for trapping impurities such as tar during smoking. It consists of any of various dense porous substances, such as cotton 0
  • noun filter tip a cigarette having such an attachment 0
  • noun filter tip a cigarette tip containing cellulose, cotton, charcoal, etc. and serving as a mouthpiece through which the smoke is filtered 0

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Origin of filter tip

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Filter tip


filter tip popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

filter tip usage trend in Literature

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