A cloying term of endearment or address for one's pet, child, or romantic partner. A variant spelling of "snookums." Aw, shnookums! It's OK to be scared! I'm going to the toy store to buy a present for my precious little shnookums. This is my pet beagle, Barry. He's my little shnookums, yes he is!
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