snootful


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

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  • snootful — See a snootful …   English idioms

  • snootful — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌfu̇l noun ( s) : enough alcoholic liquor to cause drunkenness afraid he d get a real snootful if he had any more Syd Bennington …   Useful english dictionary

  • snootful — /snooht fool/, n., pl. snootfuls. Informal. a sufficient amount of liquor to cause intoxication. [SNOOT + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • snootful — noun A noseful. Suddenly the Soda Butte animals are getting great snootfuls of scent laid down over the past month by other wolves, which apparently leaves them with a certain longing for their own quiet, unsullied digs far to the northeast …   Wiktionary

  • snootful — Synonyms and related words: bellyful, bumper, capacity, charge, complement, cram, crush, engorgement, fill, full house, full measure, fullness, glut, jam up, lading, load, more than enough, mouthful, repletion, satiation, satiety, satisfaction,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • snootful — noun informal as much as one can take of something, especially alcoholic drink …   English new terms dictionary

  • snootful — snoot·ful …   English syllables

  • a snootful — a lot to smell or drink, get wind of    When the coyotes get a snootful of our campfire, they ll run …   English idioms

  • snoot|ful — «SNOOT ful», noun, plural fuls. U.S. Slang. 1. a large portion of alcoholic beverage, usually sufficient to cause drunkenness: »It may be a foggy mind controlling careless hands and feet…or the too relaxing effects of a snootful (Birmingham News) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three-martini lunch — A martini: gin, vermouth, olive The three martini lunch is a term used in the United States to describe a leisurely, indulgent lunch enjoyed by businesspersons or executives. It refers to a common belief that many businesspersons have enough… …   Wikipedia


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