Snuff is powdered tobacco that is chewed or inhaled by sniffing, or the charred end of a candlewick.(noun)
Snuff is defined as to put out the flame on a candle, or to inhale through the nose.(verb)
See snuff in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < ?
Origin: ME snuffen < the n.
Origin: < MDu snuffen < Gmc *snuf- < IE *sneup < base *sneu-: see snout
See snuff in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb snuffed, snuff·ing, snuffs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English snoffen, to snuff a candle, sniffle
Origin: , probably from snoffe, snuff; see snuff2.
Origin: Middle English snoffe
Origin: , possibly of Low German origin.
Origin: Dutch snuf
Origin: , short for snuftabak
Origin: : Dutch snuffen, to sniff; see snuffle
Origin: + tabak, tobacco.
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