Definition of snifter
1 : a small drink of distilled liquor
2 : a short-stemmed goblet with a bowl narrowing toward the top
Recent Examples of snifter from the Web
Tulip glasses, snifters, and even wine glasses are a step up, nominal signs that a bar cares about, or at least has considered, an elevated beer experience. Don’t worry about feeling effete drinking beer from one of these glasses.
Please, don’t haul out the brandy snifters, just use ordinary wine glasses.
But sitting in an old boiler, upholstered with creaking antique leather, sipping smoke from a snifter of brandy?
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Origin and Etymology of snifter
English dialect, sniff, snort, from Middle English, to sniff, snort
First Known Use: 1844See Words from the same year
SNIFTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of snifter for English Language Learners
: a glass with a narrow rim, a wide bowl, and a short stem that is used especially for drinking brandy
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