Snift vs Nift - What's the difference?

snift | nift |


As nouns the difference between snift and nift

is that snift is (uk|dialect) a moment while nift is (obsolete) niece.

As a verb snift

is to snort.

snift

English

Etymology 1

Noun

  • (UK, dialect) A moment.
  • (Halliwell)
  • (UK, dialect, uncountable) Slight snow; sleet.
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 2

    From sniff.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To snort.
  • * Johnson
  • resentment expressed by snifting
  • To sniff; to snuff; to smell.
  • * Landor
  • It now appears that they were still snifting and hankering after their old quarters.
    (Webster 1913)

    nift

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Niece.
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