Definition of schnapps in English:

schnapps

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Pronunciation: /ʃnaps
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A strong alcoholic drink resembling gin: he had drunk schnapps in Paris [count noun]: relax with a schnapps and a sandwich
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    • It was a mixture of root beer schnapps, peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, tequila, port wine, egg nog, and a splash of lime juice to make it curdle.
    • Favorite alcoholic beverages are beer, brandy, and schnapps.
    • It is a fine-flavoured mix of red wine, passion fruit liqueur, orange liqueur, peach schnapps, and fruit juices.

Origin

from German Schnaps, literally 'dram of liquor', from Low German and Dutch snaps 'mouthful'.

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