snifter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snifter a globular glass with a small top; used for serving brandy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snifter To sniff; snift.
    • n snifter An audible passing of the breath through the nostrils; a sniff.
    • n snifter plural The stoppage of the nostrils in catarrh.
    • n snifter A dram; a nip.
    • n snifter A severe storm; a blizzard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Snifter to sniff
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Dan. snive, snuff; Ger. schnieben.

Usage

In literature:

Just one little snifter would fetch HIM.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Here, have a snifter?
"The Oakdale Affair" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is no blizzard, but a regular two days' snifter!
"Snow-Bound at Eagle's" by Bret Harte
If you please, just a little snifter.
"Dennison Grant" by Robert Stead
Come with me and take a snifter for it.
"Aladdin O'Brien" by Gouverneur Morris
Just one little snifter would fetch HIM.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 4." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The first of the telegram arrived shortly after noon, and Jeeves brought it in with the before-luncheon snifter.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
I will ring for some whiskey and water if you care for a snifter.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
A third brandy snifter was brought and a gentleman's potation was poured for the colonel.
"With No Strings Attached" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
Tap, tappin' his snuff-box, he snifters and sneevils, And smachers the snuff frae his mou' to his een.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
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In news:

The cordials category used to be defined by an after-dinner snifter of Cognac or a glass of Kahlua on the rocks.
At first, Casa Mezcal doesn't seem a budget-friendly sort of place—drinkers slurp at snifters of sipping-quality mezcal or meticulously made cocktails.
Assault rifles, smoking jackets, Evel Knievel suits, snifters, and rocket launchers.
Others are so refined they deserve to be savored in snifter glasses.
Originally created with the Myer's rum left over from a private party, this riff on the mai tai is served in an enormous 23-ounce snifter and garnished with an orchid .
1.5 ounces Revel Stoke spiced whiskey 1 ounce Irish Cream 1 ounce Grand Marnier (or orange liqueur).5 ounce cream or ½&½ 2 tsp Powdered Sugar Shake all ingredients together and serve in brandy snifter over ice.
Irish coffee or brandy snifter Tools: tea infuser, spoon Garnish: mint sprig.
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