Definitions for: Quaff

[n] a hearty draft
[v] to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "My car gulped 20 gallons without even wiping its mouth."

Webster (1913) Definition: Quaff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quaffed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Quaffing.] [For quach, fr. Gael. & Ir. cuach a drinking
cup; cf. L. caucus a drinking vessel. Cf. Quaigh.]
To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in
large draughts. ``Quaffed off the muscadel.'' --Shak.

They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff
immortality and joy. --Milton.

Quaff, v. i.
To drink largely or luxuriously.

Twelve days the gods their solemn revels keep, And
quaff with blameless Ethiops in the deep. --Dryden.

Synonyms: gulp, swig

See Also: draft, draught, drink, get down, imbibe, potation, swallow, tipple

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