- 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
Word Origin and History for quaffer
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.