[ kwof, kwaf, kwawf ]
/ kwɒf, kwæf, kwɔf /
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.
an act or instance of quaffing.
a beverage quaffed.
Words nearby quaff
Origin of quaff
First recorded in 1515–25; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM quaffquaff·er, nounout·quaff, verb (used with object)un·quaffed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for quaffer
Georges Eekhoud is a dramatist, a passionate soul, a quaffer of life and of blood.The Book of Masks|Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for quaffer
/ (kwɒf, kwɑːf) /
to drink heartily or in one draught
Derived forms of quaffquaffable, 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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