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Topic: DRINK

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: snifter 'to sniff' (14-19 centuries), from the sound

snifter

noun
     
snif‧ter [countable]
1 American EnglishDFU a special large glass for drinking brandy
2 British English old-fashionedDFD a small amount of an alcoholic drink
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