- 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.
- Any of various flavored, sweet liqueurs: peach schnapps; peppermint schnapps.
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.