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Definition of "snifter" []

  • A pear-shaped goblet with a narrow top, used especially in serving brandy. (noun)
  • Slang A small portion of liquor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snifter" in a sentence
  • "I picked up the open bulb of glass that Margo had called a snifter and held it before me, watching the play of light in the red-brown fluid."
  • "A snifter is a short-stemmed glass with a wide bottom that narrows slightly at the top."
  • "You've brought out the truth about that lost coin collection; you've saved Hopewell Drugg from becoming a regular reprobate -- at least, so says his mother-in-law; you've converted Walky Dexter from his habit of taking a 'snifter' ---- ""