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schnapps

or schnaps

[ shnahps, shnaps ]

noun

  1. (in Europe) any strong, dry spirit, as slivovitz, aquavit, or kirsch.
  2. a drink of schnapps.


schnapps

/ ʃnæps /

noun

  1. a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
  2. (in Germany) any strong spirit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of schnapps1

1810–20; < German, < Dutch or Low German snaps literally, gulp, mouthful, derivative of snappen to snap

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Word History and Origins

Origin of schnapps1

C19: from German Schnaps, from schnappen to snap

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Example Sentences

This recipe blends TINCUP’s spicy rye with the sweetness of apple schnapps.

The text: Pippa explains she gets into the fun by “knocking back the flavoured schnapps at various stalls.”

Nikoliev never touched spirits, but a little decanter of schnapps had been put on the table for Romashov.

Romashov smiled guiltily, and in his confusion the schnapps went the wrong way, and set him coughing.

"You'll git up early in de morgen to rob ein Deitcher of his schnapps," he growled, as he clambered over the gunwale.

It is a wonder to me how he can do it, for the schnapps is almost pure alcohol, and burns the throat terribly.

He kissed his nicotined fingers to the exploding Hollander and strolled off down the wharf, whistling "Nun trink ich Schnapps."

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