2. Noun. (informal) A significant ingested quantity of an alcoholic beverage. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Snootful
1. enough alcohol to make one drunk [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Snootful
snootful (current term)
Literary usage of Snootful
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"This was what America was having for breakfast this morning, a snootful of the people of Harlem rising up in their righteous wrath and driving the white ..."
2. Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America Southwest Society, Sequoya League (1905)
"Not but what a snootful now and then, or perhaps a little oftener, was acceptable, but to pickle one's self in booze was pretty poor judgment. ..."
3. Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg (1918)
"Have I given any man an earful too much of my talk— or asked any man to take a snootful of booze on my account? Have I put wool in my own ears when men ..."
4. Heaven, Hell, Or Hoboken by Ray Neil Johnson (1919)
"That reminds us that, judging by the angle of his cute little "come to Jesus" cap, the Colonel had a snootful of that light wine himself. ..."
5. The History of Company B, 311th Infantry, in the World War by Benjamin Allison Colonna, Bert W. Stiles (1922)
"We all got a pretty good snootful before we got our masks on; and Rogers, the Co. gas NCO, was so busy cussing the wire that he didn't notice the gas soon ..."