Definition of snifter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsnɪftə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪftər//
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  1. 1(especially North American English) a large glass used for drinking brandy
  2. 2(old-fashioned, British English, informal) a small amount of a strong alcoholic drink
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: imitative; compare with dialect snift ‘to snort’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snifter