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quaff

[ kwof, kwaf, kwawf ]
/ kwɒf, kwæf, kwɔf /
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verb (used without object)
to drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.
verb (used with object)
to drink (a beverage) copiously and heartily: We spent the whole evening quaffing ale.
noun
an act or instance of quaffing.
a beverage quaffed.
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Origin of quaff

First recorded in 1515–25; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM quaff

quaffer, nounoutquaff, verb (used with object)un·quaffed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quaff

quaff
/ (kwɒf, kwɑːf) /

verb
to drink heartily or in one draught

Derived forms of quaff

quaffable, adjectivequaffer, noun

Word Origin for quaff

C16: perhaps of imitative origin; compare Middle Low German quassen to eat or drink excessively
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