schnapps

noun
\ ˈshnaps How to pronounce schnapps (audio) \
plural schnapps

Definition of schnapps

: any of various liquors of high alcoholic content especially : strong Holland gin

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Boutiques hawking 1,200-euro embroidered deer-hide lederhosen suits and wild-gentian schnapps line the town of Rottach-Egern’s main drag, wedged tightly with Audis and Porsches. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 The drink was fruity, primarily consisting of vodka and peach schnapps. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Belmont Jewel cocktail, and other signature Belmont Stakes race day drinks to try," 4 June 2018 Come for the wiener schnitzel — stay for some fireside schnapps. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "The Right Way To Ski Mount Buller, Australia’s Winter Playground," 10 Dec. 2018 Granville, North Dakota, temporarily became McGillicuddy City, North Dakota, in the 1990s after the distributor of the mint schnapps paid the town $100,000. Fox News, "Florida town of Mayo changes name to 'Miracle Whip'," 28 Aug. 2018 The drink was fruity, primarily consisting of vodka and peach schnapps. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Belmont Jewel cocktail, and other signature Belmont Stakes race day drinks to try," 4 June 2018 DoThe Tegernsee Arkaden boutique is full of regional specialties like homemade teas, wild honey, and schnapps. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 The drink was fruity, primarily consisting of vodka and peach schnapps. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Belmont Jewel cocktail, and other signature Belmont Stakes race day drinks to try," 4 June 2018 The 110 smørrebrød combinations pair well with the 140 schnapps and aquavits. Bon Appetit, "Restaurant Schønnemann," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of schnapps

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnapps

German Schnaps, literally, dram of liquor, from Low German snaps dram, mouthful, from snappen to snap

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schnapps

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schnapps

: a type of strong liquor

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