short snort

short snort

dated slang A small alcoholic beverage, especially one that is drunk very quickly. I ducked into the bar to have a short snort before the train left. I was planning on having just a short snort of my father's expensive whiskey, but I ended up having nearly half the bottle.
See also: short, snort

short-snort

n. a quick drink of whiskey from a bottle, flask, or jug. Jed offered the visitor a short-snort from a jar of shine.
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"People will ask me what I do and I say, `I play football,'" a smiling Ventrone said after stifling a laugh that produced a short snort. "They'll be like, `For who?' And I'll be like, `For the Patriots.' I don't think people believe me most of the time.