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snif·ter

 (snĭf′tər)
n.
1. A pear-shaped goblet with a narrow top, used especially in serving brandy.
2. Slang A small portion of liquor.

[From Middle English snifteren, to sniff, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

snifter

(ˈsnɪftə)
n
1. (Brewing) a pear-shaped glass with a short stem and a bowl that narrows towards the top so that the aroma of brandy or a liqueur is retained
2. (Brewing) informal a small quantity of alcoholic drink
[C19: perhaps from dialect snifter to sniff, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish snifta (obsolete) to sniff]

snif•ter

(ˈsnɪf tər)

n.
1. a pear-shaped glass, narrowing at the top to intensify the aroma of brandy, liqueur, etc.
2. Informal. a very small drink of liquor.
[1840–50; derivative of snifter to sniff, snivel, Middle English snyfteren]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snifter - a globular glass with a small topsnifter - a globular glass with a small top; used for serving brandy
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
Translations
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snifter

[ˈsnɪftəʳ] N
1. (= drink) → copa f, trago m
2. (US) (= glass) → copita f para coñac

snifter

[ˈsnɪftər] n (US) (= brandy glass) → verre m à cognac

snifter

n (dated inf)Kurze(r) m (inf); to have a sniftereinen Kurzen trinken or nehmen (inf)

snifter

[ˈsnɪftəʳ] n (fam) (of whisky) → cicchetto, goccetto
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