Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “schnapps”


noun [C or U] uk   /ʃnæps/ us  
a clear, strong alcoholic drink made in eastern and northern parts of Europe, usually from grain, potato, or fruitSpirits and distilling
(Definition of schnapps from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of schnapps?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Spirits & distilling, but you might be interested in these topics from the Drink topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “schnapps” in other dictionaries

Translations of “schnapps”

Word of the Day


a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More