snuff

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1snuff

noun \ˈsnəf\

Definition of SNUFF

1
:  the charred part of a candlewick
2
a obsolete :  umbrage, offense
b chiefly Scottish :  huff

Origin of SNUFF

Middle English snoffe
First Known Use: 14th century

2snuff

transitive verb

Definition of SNUFF

1
:  to crop the snuff of (a candle) by pinching or by the use of snuffers so as to brighten the light
2
a :  to extinguish by or as if by the use of a candlesnuffer —often used with out
b :  to make extinct :  put an end to —usually used with out <snuffed out their hopes>; also :  kill, execute <snuffed the bad guys>
snuff it
British
:  die

First Known Use of SNUFF

15th century

3snuff

adjective

Definition of SNUFF

:  characterized by the sensationalistic depiction of violence; especially :  featuring a real rather than a staged murder <snuff movies>

First Known Use of SNUFF

1971

4snuff

verb

Definition of SNUFF

transitive verb
1
:  to draw forcibly through or into the nostrils
2
:  scent, smell
3
:  to sniff at in order to examine —used of an animal
intransitive verb
1
:  to inhale through the nose noisily and forcibly; also :  to sniff or smell inquiringly
2
obsolete :  to sniff loudly in or as if in disgust
3
:  to take snuff

Origin of SNUFF

akin to Dutch snuffen to sniff, snuff — more at snivel
First Known Use: 1527

5snuff

noun

Definition of SNUFF

:  the act of snuffing :  sniff

First Known Use of SNUFF

1568

6snuff

noun

Definition of SNUFF

1
:  a preparation of pulverized tobacco to be inhaled through the nostrils, chewed, or placed against the gums
2
:  the amount of snuff taken at one time
up to snuff
:  of sufficient quality :  meeting an applicable standard

Origin of SNUFF

Dutch snuf, short for snuftabak, from snuffen to snuff + tabak tobacco
First Known Use: 1650

snuff

noun \ˈsnəf\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SNUFF

: a preparation of pulverized tobacco to be inhaled through the nostrils, chewed, or placed against the gums; also : a preparation of a powdered drug to be inhaled through the nostrils

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