Definitions for snuffsnʌf
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to draw in through the nose by inhaling.
to perceive by or as if by smelling; sniff.
to examine by smelling, as an animal does.
(v.i.)to draw air into the nostrils by inhaling, as to smell something; snuffle.
to take snuff into the nostrils.
Obs. to express contempt or displeasure by sniffing (often fol. by at).
(n.)an act of snuffing; a sniff.
smell, scent, or odor.
a preparation of tobacco, either powdered and taken into the nostrils by inhalation or ground and placed between the cheek and gum.
a pinch of such tobacco.
Idioms for snuff:
up to snuff, Informal. up to a certain standard; satisfactory. Brit. not easily imposed upon; shrewd; sharp.
Category: Idiom, Informal, British
Origin of snuff:
1520–30; < D snuffen
the charred or partly consumed portion of a candlewick.
(v.t.)to cut off or remove the snuff of (candles, tapers, etc.).
snuff out, to extinguish. to suppress; crush. Slang. to kill or murder.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of snuff:
1350–1400; ME snoffe, akin to MD snuf, snof, MLG snūve head cold
the charred portion of a candlewick
a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
snuff, snuff-brown, mummy-brown, chukker-brown(verb)
snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
sniff or smell inquiringly
inhale audibly through the nose
Finely ground or pulverized tobacco intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose.
Fine-ground or minced tobacco, dry or moistened, intended for use by placing a pinch behind the lip or beneath the tongue; see also snus.
A snort or sniff of fine-ground, powdered, or pulverized tobacco.
The act of briskly inhaling by the nose; a sniff, a snort.
Resentment or skepticism expressed by quickly drawing air through the nose; snuffling; sniffling.
Smell, scent, odour.
To inhale through the nose.
The burning part of a candle wick, or the black, burnt remains of a wick (which has to be periodically removed).
Leavings in a glass after drinking; heel-taps.
Pertaining to a form of pornographic film which involves someone's actually being murdered.
To extinguish a candle or oil-lamp flame by covering the burning end of the wick until the flame is suffocated.
To kill a person; to snuff out.
the part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not
to crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of
to draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff
to perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell
to inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses
to turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense
the act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff
pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once
resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose
Translations for snuff
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
powdered tobacco for sniffing up into the nose
He took a pinch of snuff.
- rapéPortuguese (BR)
- šňupací tabákCzech
- der SchnupftabakGerman
- tabacà priserFrench
- सुड़क, सुंघनीHindi
- burmut, duhan zašmrkanjeCroatian
- tembakau bubukIndonesian
- tabacco da fiuto*Italian
- uostomasis tabakasLithuanian
- šņaucamā tabakaLatvian
- tembakau sedutMalay
- سوغول، سڼول، سوڼ كول (لكه دپوزي نسوار): بويول: سوغ، سوڼ، مرغزى نسوار، دپوزې نسوار، نسوارPashto
- tabac de prizatRomanian
- нюхательный табакRussian
- šňupací tabakSlovak
- 鼻煙Chinese (Trad.)
- нюхальний тютюнUkrainian
- نسوار جسے عادتاً سونگھتے ہیںUrdu
- thuốc lá bộtVietnamese
- 鼻烟Chinese (Simp.)
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