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schnapps

schnapse (F)
Colloquial name 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 derives from "snatch". This refers to it, because a schnapps is usually drunk in a quick sip from a small glass. See also below distillation,

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