- any of various flavored liqueurs or brandies
Origin of schnappsGer, a dram, nip ; from Dutch snaps, literally , a gulp, mouthful ; from snappen, to snap
Also sp. schnaps
Any of various strong dry liquors, such as a strong Dutch gin.
Origin of schnappsGerman Schnaps, mouthful, schnapps, from Low German snaps, from snappen, to snap, from Middle Low German, to snap at.
(usually uncountable, plural schnappses)
From German Schnaps.