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

Examples of schnapps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, vodka, and heavy whipping cream. Christine Fiorentino, Southern Living, 11 Dec. 2023 And for those tired of wood paneling and even the mere suggestion of schnapps, Vail Village’s El Segundo has excellent Mexican food, as well as a branch of Matsuhisha for sushi and single malts. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024 Her family’s Christmas lunch includes two versions of Jansson’s temptation (one with sprats, one without) and, of course, schnapps and singing. Eric Kim, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 In a shaker almost filled with ice, add the white chocolate liqueur, schnapps, vodka, and cream. Christine Fiorentino, Southern Living, 11 Dec. 2023 Soon every seat in the modern, glass-and-wood house is taken, a bottle of schnapps is passed around, and a few babies are passed around, too. Melissa Locker, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 Liquor, ice cream, advice columns Phillips is one of the wealthiest members of Congress and heir to his stepfather’s Phillips Distilling Company empire, which holds major vodka and schnapps brands. Will Weissert, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2023 In the summer, the longest day of the year, Midsomer, is celebrated as its own holiday, parties are held to peel and feast upon crimson crayfish while crooning drinking songs and toasting with elderberry schnapps, cities empty as residents migrate to summer cottages or boats. Madeline Weinfield, Travel + Leisure, 11 Oct. 2023 On the eve of the wedding, the bride and groom brought the out-of-towners to Stockholm’s Pelikan restaurant, for a classic Swedish meal of herring and meatballs washed down with shots of schnapps. Kerry McDermott, Vogue, 7 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schnapps was in 1796

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“Schnapps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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