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Definition of "kretek" []

  • A cigarette containing clove as well as tobacco. Originates from Indonesia. (noun)

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Use "kretek" in a sentence
  • "It is believed the name kretek, the Indonesian word for the cigarettes, comes from the crackling sound the cloves make when they are burned."
  • "The company, whose brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall, has failed to build a large following in Indonesia, where 90% of consumers smoke pungent "kretek" cigarettes, produced by companies like Sampoerna and Bentoel from a mixture of cloves and tobacco."
  • "BAT hopes to strike lucky in Indonesia as it pays £300m for 'kretek' tobacco firm"
  • "The company, whose brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall, has failed to build a large following in Indonesia, where 90% of consumers smoke pungent "kretek" cigarettes, produced by companies like Sampoerna and Bentoel from a mixture of cloves and tobacco."
  • "Boing Boing reader/commenter catastrophegirl, commenting in a thread about an enraged hillbilly user of flavored chewing tobacco, points to her Flickr photoset documenting her quest to make DIY kretek (clove cigarettes)."
  • "The sound and smell of Indonesia: seconds after the airplane door opened on our first arrival in Jakarta, my wife and I were swimming in hot, wet Javanese air that carried the sweet smoke of clove-flavored kretek cigarettes and the tones of brass gamelan gongs."
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