snif·​ter | \ ˈsnif-tər How to pronounce snifter (audio) \

Definition of snifter

1 : a small drink of distilled liquor
2 : a short-stemmed goblet with a bowl narrowing toward the top

Examples of snifter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brandy snifter photos were a special occasion, something to get dressed up for. New York Times, 9 Jan. 2022 Then carefully pour that into a rocks glass (set aside) and a snifter. San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 Then carefully balance the snifter on its side atop the rocks glass. San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 Of the six shapes offered, the 6 x 54 Robusto Larga OSC (maduro) is our choice with a snifter of Booker’s. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 17 Nov. 2021 Add ingredients to shaker tins with ice, whip shake, and strain into a snifter glass. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Add ingredients to a large brandy snifter glass; top with ice. Megan Murphy, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2021 Poured into a snifter, these are beers to savor through an evening, their complexities evolving as the minutes tick by. Star Tribune, 16 Dec. 2020 Winners, drawn at random, will be able to buy an allotment of four beers and a snifter for $130. Josh Noel,, 5 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of snifter

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for snifter

English dialect, sniff, snort, from Middle English, to sniff, snort

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“Snifter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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