schnapps

or schnaps

[ shnahps, shnaps ]
/ ʃnɑps, ʃnæps /

noun

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

Origin of schnapps

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH schnapps

schnapps snaps
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British Dictionary definitions for schnapps

schnapps

schnaps

/ (ʃnæps) /

noun

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

Word Origin for schnapps

C19: from German Schnaps, from schnappen to snap
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