American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various strong dry liquors, such as a strong Dutch gin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spirituous liquor of any sort; especially, Holland gin.
- n. uncountable A type of distilled alcoholic beverage, often with a fruit or peppermint flavoring.
- n. countable A serving of this beverage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. U.S. Holland gin.
- n. any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
- From German Schnaps. (Wiktionary)
- German Schnaps, mouthful, schnapps, from Low German snaps, from snappen, to snap, from Middle Low German, to snap at. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With 'schnapps' -- sad dogs! whom 'Hundsfot,' or 'Verflucter,”
“Naturally looking round for our old friend, the Dutch landlord, found him in a smaller house, his only customer; had expected to have heard that he had fallen a victim to his love for "schnapps," but here he was as blooming as ever, and as much addicted to his national liquor -- certainly gin appeared to have agreed with him.”
“There is no doubt, too, that the immoderate drinking of beer tends to weaken instead of strengthen the inhabitants, especially as so many of them drink when they ought to eat, even beginning a day's work by chilling their stomachs with this cold beverage, and necessitating thereby a supplementary draught of "schnapps," thus creating excitement instead of nourishment, and superinducing a second bad habit upon a first.”
“On our arrival "schnapps" before the feast had evidently been too much for them, and ere dinner was over they were all -- to use a mild expression -- overcome.”
“In the centre of the room stands a small table, upon which are several decanters containing "schnapps," a pile of brown bread sliced, various plates of biscuit and thin flour-cake, butter, and pickled fish.”
“a genuine fire-eater, especially when he had his "schnapps" on board, was cruising under the lee of Grenada, and fell in with a large ship, to which the frigate gave chase.”
“schnapps," then fell to heartily upon the bread and cheese, motioning to the boys to do likewise.”
“_ "Even the sober Teuton and the rough son of the Bannat could enjoy the few moments that war gives to festivity, and what the next night or morning might bring was not suffered to disturb their sense of" schnapps, "and their supper.”
“Better yet, ask your trainer to up the walking lunges and Turkish get-ups so you'll think twice next time before you order that peppermint schnapps infused double hot chocolate.”
“After a steak the size of Texas defeated my appetite, our request for the check instead drew a bottle of schnapps and another liqueur called Ruavieja.”
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