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n. Slang
A cigarette sold individually rather than as part of a pack, often in violation of local or state laws.

[loose + -ie.]
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(Rugby) chiefly informal Austral and NZ short for loose forward
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THE LOOSIE MAN HAS A SMALL FAMILY OF ANIMALS at his Northwest Philadelphia house, the same one where he grew up and where he now pays the bills.
As journalist Matt Taibbi revealed in / Can't Breathe, an investigation into Garner's 2014 killing at the hands of police, the New York Police Department had harassed Garner for months because of his chosen career of selling "loosie" cigarettes on the street corner.
But the statistics are just as clear: This year XXXTentacion's first album, '17', debuted at No 2 on the Billboard album chart, and his breakthrough single, Look at Me, which began as a Soundcloud loosie, made it to No 34 on the Hot 100.
I really thought my fellow Loosie and Mirror columnist Andrea McLean was going to get it but at the last second Chris decided I should.
Tightening or loosening a valve or screw - Righty tighty, lefty loosie.
However, quite quickly the England-qualified loosie tired as Ealing got on top of the visitors and by the 47th minute Taulava was 'back in the row.' .' Not a place any aspiring international wants to be, particularly not in a second-string British & Irish Cup match.
With Kieron Read and McCaw both carrying injuries the All Black loosie carried the back row all the way to the final.
The New York Times recently featured a gent labelled Lonnie Loosie who flogs cigarettes.
No "loosie" sales of individual cigarettes; packs only.
'I threw it over the wall because I didn't like it, but then I tried another one and another, and eventually I started liking it.' Jake, who now goes to Manor High school in Crosby, says he and his friends can easily buy a loose cigarette or 'loosie' for 30 pence, or 50 pence for two, in the playground.
You could buy just one cigarette (a loosie) the shopowner would wrap in a triangular bag.
In skipper Jim Williams, stalwart Anthony Foley and Lions loosie David Wallace, Munster can still field an awesome back row, but the absence of Quinlan and young Denis Leamy leaves the cover a little thin.