• From Dutch snuffen, related to Dutch snuiven, Middle Low German snûve, German Schnupfen. The noun is probably from Dutch snuf, an abbreviation of snuftabak, snuiftabak. Related to sniff (compare Dutch snuffen ("snuff"), German schnupf ("snuff"), French schnouff ("junk")).
  • From Middle English snoffe, snuffe, of uncertain origin. Compare Middle Dutch snuf, snof, Dutch sneuvelen.
  • From Middle English snuffen, snoffen, from the noun (see Etymology 2 above).

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