Definitions for schnappsʃnɑps, ʃnæps

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

schnappsʃnɑps, ʃnæps(n.)

or schnaps

  1. (in Europe) any strong, dry spirit, as slivovitz, aquavit, or kirsch.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  2. any intoxicating liquor.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of schnapps:

1810–20; < G < D snaps lit., gulp, der. of snappen to snap

Princeton's WordNet

  1. schnapps, schnaps(noun)

    any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes


  1. schnapps(Noun)

    A type of distilled alcoholic beverage, often with a fruit or peppermint flavoring.

  2. schnapps(Noun)

    A serving of this beverage.

  3. Origin: From Schnaps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Schnapps(noun)

    holland gin


  1. Schnapps

    Schnapps is a term that refers to any kind of strong alcoholic beverage. The English word "schnapps" is derived from the German Schnaps. Schnaps is a Low German noun that means "swallow"; it has been documented in its High German meaning since before the 18th century.


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