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snifter

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noun snif·ter \ˈsnif-tər\

Simple Definition of snifter

  • : a glass with a narrow rim, a wide bowl, and a short stem that is used especially for drinking brandy

Full Definition of snifter

  1. 1 :  a small drink of distilled liquor

  2. 2 :  a short-stemmed goblet with a bowl narrowing toward the top

Origin of snifter

English dialect, sniff, snort, from Middle English, to sniff, snort


First Known Use: 1844

Rhymes with snifter


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