- to drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.
- to drink (a beverage) copiously and heartily: We spent the whole evening quaffing ale.
- an act or instance of quaffing.
- a beverage quaffed.
Origin of quaff
Synonyms for quaff
Examples from the Web for quaffer
Historical Examples of quaffer
Georges Eekhoud is a dramatist, a passionate soul, a quaffer of life and of blood.The Book of Masks
Remy de Gourmont
- to drink heartily or in one draught
Word Origin for quaff
1510s (implied in quaffer), perhaps imitative, or perhaps from Low German quassen "to overindulge (in food and drink)," with -ss- misread as -ff-. Related: Quaffed; quaffing. The noun is attested by 1570s, from the verb.