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snootful

[snoot-foo l] /ˈsnut fʊl/
noun, plural snootfuls. Informal.
1.
a sufficient amount of liquor to cause intoxication.
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Usage note
See -ful.
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  • It has the tingly, dry shock of a snootful of sub-zero air.
Word Origin and History for snootful
n.

"as much (liquor) as one can take," 1885, from snoot (n.) + -ful.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snootful

snoot full

noun phrase
  1. One's intoxicating fill of liquor; a SKINFUL: I met a lot of other reporters and I got a snoot full/ You've had a snoot full (1918+)
  2. More than enough of something; one's fill: By that time I'd had a snootful of good advice (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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