Definition of sniffer
- a cocaine/glue sniffer
- Use your sniffer to detect unattractive or unhealthy odors.
- —Susan DeBow
Sniffers were brought in to search bags at the airport.
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: someone who sniffs a drug or other substance in order to become intoxicated
: a dog that is trained to find people, illegal drugs, explosives, etc., by recognizing and following scents
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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