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schnapps

schnapse (F)
Colloquial term for a spirit of any kind. There is no legally regulated definition for this term in the EU spirits regulation. The word comes from Low German and is derived from "snap". This is because a schnapps is usually drunk in a quick sip from a small glass. See also under distillation,

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