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What does "hapschie" mean?

I'm sorry if this isn't the best place to ask, but Yahoo Answers is no help. I am reading a poem and the lines:

"Nimmt seine Dose aus der Tasche,

Nimmt eine Prise, macht hapschie!"

came up. I'm assuming he's taking a pinch from a can of chewing tobacco or snuff or something, but what does hapschie mean?

My grandmother is a native German speaker and even she said she doesn't know what it means, but we guessed it was an onomatopoeia of a sneeze.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Strandfloh
Strandfloh
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We usually say hatschi (English: atchoo) which seems to fit here. I don't know "hapschie" either, and I'm German.

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Mhre1
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Strandfloh is right it is usally hatschi. If little children have to sneeze their mothers say to them hatschi. The same happens after taking a pinch of snuff. Your nose starts to prickle, you have to sneeze and someone around says: hatschi

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https://www.duolingo.com/Hannibal-Barkas
Hannibal-Barkas
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guess it's a local (or poetic) way of expressing that you sneeze. The poem seems oldfashioned, something like Wilhelm Busch (19th century)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Max164635
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das soll wohl" Hatschi" hesisen. Synomym for pollen allercic persons "achoo"

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