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

Definition of schnapps

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

Examples of schnapps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His claims that this helps get protein into your system quicker remain unverified—but if nothing else, a Schwarzenegger schnapps shake sounds like a real treat after a hard workout. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 10 Apr. 2022 One day some old piss-schnapps-cabbage man at the factory called her into an office and gave her an official warning. Hari Kunzru, The New Yorker, 29 June 2020 Combine that with pineapple juice, Don Papa rum, and peach schnapps. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 30 May 2020 In a shaker, combine 1 ounce of peach puree with pineapple juice, Don Papa 7-year rum and finally peach schnapps. Fox News, 25 May 2020 This machine certainly prevents the grandma-liquor-cabinet situation with dusty, sticky bottles of peach schnapps that probably predate the Cold War. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 20 May 2020 Each table had several transparent plastic bottles of a spirit that aspired to be schnapps. The Economist, 28 Jan. 2020 Challenged to create a cocktail with Corazon Anejo tequila and Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps, Brock made something in the realm of a tequila black Manhattan. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 27 Feb. 2020 The Hat Trick, with Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, sour mix and ginger beer. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 19 Feb. 2020 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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