[ snuhf-er ]
See synonyms for snuffer on
  1. a person who snuffs or sniffs.

  2. a person who takes snuff.

Origin of snuffer

First recorded in 1600–10; snuff1 + -er1

Words Nearby snuffer

Other definitions for snuffer (2 of 2)

[ snuhf-er ]

  1. a person who snuffs candles.

Origin of snuffer

1425–75; late Middle English. See snuff2, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use snuffer in a sentence

  • He could not put his head in it like a candle in a snuffer, for then he would not be able to see his way down.

    Japanese Fairy World | William Elliot Griffis
  • It was obvious that the drum snuffer, having made a recent haul, would be amenable to persuasion.

    The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
  • A cigar and a silver snuffer had fallen from his pocket to the floor.

    More William | Richmal Crompton
  • They were at snuffer's house, and saw the detectives pass, and started out with the avowed purpose of capturing them.

  • The chewer and the snuffer get the effect through the tissue with which the tobacco comes in contact.

    Habits that Handicap | Charles B. Towns

British Dictionary definitions for snuffer


/ (ˈsnʌfə) /

  1. a cone-shaped implement for extinguishing candles

  2. (plural) an instrument resembling a pair of scissors for trimming the wick or extinguishing the flame of a candle

  1. rare a person who takes snuff

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