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{{11}}snuff (n.) "powdered tobacco to be inhaled," 1680s, from Du. or Flem. snuf, shortened form of snuftabak "snuff tobacco," from snuffen "to sniff, snuff" (see SNUFF (Cf. snuff) (v.2)). The practice became fashionable in England c.1680. Snuff-box is attested from 1680s.
{{12}}snuff (v.1) "to cut or pinch off the burned part of a candle wick," mid-15c., from noun snoffe "burned part of a candle wick" (late 14c.), of unknown origin, perhaps related to SNUFF (Cf. snuff) (v.2). The meaning "to die" is from 1865; that of "to kill" is from 1932; snuff-film, urban legend, is from 1975.
{{12}}snuff (v.2) "draw in through the nose," 1520s, from Du. or Flem. snuffen "to sniff, snuff," related to Du. snuiven "to sniff," from P.Gmc. *snuf- (Cf. M.H.G. snupfe, Ger. Schnupfen "head-cold"), imitative of the sound of drawing air through the nose. Related: Snuffed; snuffing.

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  • snuff´i|ly — snuff|y «SNUHF ee», adjective, snuff|i|er, snuff|i|est. 1. like snuff. 2. soiled or stained with snuff. 3. having the habit of using snuff …   Useful english dictionary

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