Quaff meaning

kwŏf, kwăf, kwôf
To quaff is to drink something thirstily or quickly.

When you guzzle down a beer really fast, this is an example of quaff.

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The act of quaffing.
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To drink deeply in a hearty or thirsty way.
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To drink a liquid heartily.

Quaffed from the spring.

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A drink that is quaffed.
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To drink or imbibe with vigour or relish; to drink copiously; to swallow in large draughts.
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The act of quaffing, a deep draught.
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A piled-up hairdo (alternative spelling of coif)
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To drink (a beverage) heartily.

Quaffed the ale with gusto.

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A hearty draft of liquid.
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Origin of quaff

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested since the mid 16th century, of uncertain origin. Suggestions include connection with Irish Gaelic cauch (“cup") (whence Scots quaich, queff). The noun is derived from the verb, since the later 16th century.

    From Wiktionary