snootful

[snoot-foo l]
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noun, plural snoot·fuls. Informal.

a sufficient amount of liquor to cause intoxication.

Nearby words

  1. snooper,
  2. snooperscope,
  3. snoopy,
  4. snoose,
  5. snoot,
  6. snooty,
  7. snooze,
  8. snoozefest,
  9. snoqualmie falls,
  10. snore

Origin of snootful


Usage note

See -ful.

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Examples from the Web for snootful

  • They're bringing a snootful of radiological hell, and that's the damned bayonet-line across the road.

    Way of a Rebel|Walter M. Miller
  • The rocket launcher hadn't retracted; there was still a rocket in it—with a snootful of Uranium 235.

    Way of a Rebel|Walter M. Miller
  • The truth of the matter being that he is just a plain, ordinary poop and needs a snootful as badly as ever man did.

    Right Ho, Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse


Word Origin and History for snootful

snootful

n.

"as much (liquor) as one can take," 1885, from snoot (n.) + -ful.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper