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[snoot-foo l] /ˈsnut fʊl/
noun, plural snootfuls. Informal.
a sufficient amount of liquor to cause intoxication.
Origin of snootful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They're bringing a snootful of radiological hell, and that's the damned bayonet-line across the road.

    Way of a Rebel Walter M. Miller
  • The rocket launcher hadn't retracted; there was still a rocket in it—with a snootful of Uranium 235.

    Way of a Rebel Walter M. Miller
  • The truth of the matter being that he is just a plain, ordinary poop and needs a snootful as badly as ever man did.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
Word Origin and History for snootful

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for snootful



Snuff, esp a strong moist kind

[1912+Loggers; frSwedish snus, ''snuff,''fr snustobak]

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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