noun (plural schnapps) Etymology: German Schnaps, literally, dram of liquor, from Low German snaps dram, mouthful, from snappen to snap Date: 1796 any of various liquors of high alcoholic content; especially strong Holland gin

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  • Schnapps — is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage. The English word schnapps is derived from the German Schnaps (plural, Schnäpse), which can refer to any strong alcoholic drink but particularly those containing at least 32% ABV (64 proof).[1] American… …   Wikipedia

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  • Schnapps — Schnapps, n. [G., a dram of spirits.] Holland gin. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schnapps — [shnäps, shnaps] n. pl. schnapps [Ger, a dram, nip < Du snaps, lit., a gulp, mouthful < snappen, to SNAP] 1. HOLLANDS 2. any strong alcoholic liquor: Also sp. schnaps …   English World dictionary

  • Schnapps — Schnapps, so v.w. Branntwein …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Schnapps — Schnapps, eine Interjection, welche ein Intensivum von schnapp ist, S. dasselbe. Schnipps drucket einen feinern, und das Nieders. schnupps einen gröbern Laut dieser Art aus. Daher schnappsen, diesen Laut geben, verursachen …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • schnapps — [ʃnæps] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : German; Origin: schnaps, from Low German snappen to snap ] a strong alcoholic drink …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schnapps — [ ʃnæps ] noun count or uncount a strong alcoholic drink from Germany, or a glass of this drink …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • schnapps — (n.) 1818, kind of Holland gin, from Ger. Schnaps, lit. a mouthful, gulp, from Low Ger. snaps, from snappen to snap (see SNAP (Cf. snap)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • schnapps — ► NOUN ▪ a strong alcoholic drink resembling gin. ORIGIN German Schnaps dram of liquor …   English terms dictionary

  • schnapps — [[t]ʃnæ̱ps[/t]] N UNCOUNT Schnapps is a strong alcoholic drink made from potatoes. N SING A schnapps is a glass of schnapps …   English dictionary

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