schnapps (shnäps, shnăps)
n. pl. schnapps
1. Any of various strong dry liquors, such as a strong Dutch gin.
2. Any of various flavored, sweet liqueurs: peach schnapps; peppermint schnapps.
[German Schnaps, mouthful, schnapps, from Low German snaps, from snappen, to snap, from Middle Low German, to snap at.]
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