Schnaps

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See also: schnaps and schnapps

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German Snapps, originally “a sip (of liquor)”. Related to schnappen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃnaps/
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Noun[edit]

Schnaps m (genitive Schnapses, plural Schnäpse, diminutive Schnäpschen n)

  1. spirit, booze, hard liquor

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike English schnapps, the German word is general and does not refer to any specific kind of liquor. It is used, however, less commonly of more fancy or “sophisticated” kinds of spririts (such as whiskey).

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Schnaps m (plural Schneps, diminutive Schnepsje)

  1. hard liquor

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