proprietary name of a brand of vodka, said to have been in use since 1914.

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Examples from the Web for smirnoff

Contemporary Examples of smirnoff

  • I used to fantasize about emptying his Smirnoff bottle in the kitchen sink and filling it back up with water.

  • In an oft-cited blind tasting of 21 vodkas conducted by The New York Times in 2005, the winner was Smirnoff, at $13 a bottle.

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    The Vodka Bubble Bursts

    Amy Cortese

    December 22, 2009