snuffer

1
[ snuhf-er ]
/ ˈsnʌf ər /

noun

a person who snuffs or sniffs.
a person who takes snuff.

Nearby words

  1. snuff out,
  2. snuff stick,
  3. snuff-box,
  4. snuff-dipping,
  5. snuffbox,
  6. snuffle,
  7. snuffy,
  8. snug,
  9. snug as a bug in a rug,
  10. snuggery

Origin of snuffer

1
First recorded in 1600–10; snuff1 + -er1

snuffer

2
[ snuhf-er ]
/ ˈsnʌf ər /

noun

Origin of snuffer

2
1425–75; late Middle English. See snuff2, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for snuffer

snuffer

/ (ˈsnʌfə) /

noun

a cone-shaped implement for extinguishing candles
(plural) an instrument resembling a pair of scissors for trimming the wick or extinguishing the flame of a candle
rare a person who takes snuff
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Word Origin and History for snuffer

snuffer

n.

also snuffter, "instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle, with a closed box to contain the burnt smell and smoke," mid-15c., agent noun from snuff (v.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper