To quaff is to drink something thirstily or quickly.
When you guzzle down a beer really fast, this is an example of quaff.
The act of quaffing.
To drink deeply in a hearty or thirsty way.
To drink a liquid heartily.
Quaffed from the spring.
A drink that is quaffed.
To drink (a beverage) heartily.
Quaffed the ale with gusto.
A hearty draft of liquid.
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.