I recently used the expression "fag-end" in a post to a discussion group about transport. I used it in the expression "the fag-end of the year". The phpBB word censor insists on changing the word to "duster". The board admin says that "duster" is a slang word for cigarette, but I can't find any reference to such a meaning. Has anybody encountered this meaning of "duster"?
I am based in Australia, but have a fairly wide knowledge of other varieties of English, especially British.
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I recently used the expression "fag-end" in a post to a discussion group about transport. I used it in the expression "the fag-end of the year". The phpBB word censor insists on changing the word "fag" to "duster".
The board admin says that "duster" is a slang word for cigarette, but I can't find any reference to such a meaning. Has anybody encountered this meaning of "duster"?
I am based in Australia, but have a fairly wide knowledge of other varieties of English, especially British.
(Please ignore earlier post) I recently used the expression "fag-end" in a post to a discussion group about transport. I ... word for cigarette, but I can't find any reference to such a meaning. Has anybody encountered this meaning of "duster"?

Never.
I've eventually found a definition. It is a "specialised" type of cigarette but it is certainly not a general slang word for cigarette: http://www.currentdrugslang.com /
Duster - Cigarette made of tobacco, mint leaves, marijuana, or parsley sprinkled with phencyclidine (PCP) also know as Angel Dust
I am based in Australia, but have a fairly wide knowledge of other varieties of English, especially British.

Peter Duncanson, UK
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(Please ignore earlier post) I recently used the expression "fag-end" in a post to a discussion group about transport. I ... of "duster"? I am based in Australia, but have a fairly wide knowledge of other varieties of English, especially British.

Never heard of it.
I have however caused some bewilderment among my American friends when I tell them I'm just popping out for a fag.

Jan Hyde