Definition of Quaff

1. Noun. A hearty draft.

Generic synonyms: Draft, Draught, Potation, Tipple



2. Verb. To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught. "Sam and Sue quaff"; "The men gulped down their beers"
Exact synonyms: Gulp, Swig
Generic synonyms: Drink, Imbibe
Entails: Get Down, Swallow
Derivative terms: Gulp, Gulp, Gulper, Gulping, Quaffer, Swig

Definition of Quaff

1. v. t. To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.

2. v. i. To drink largely or luxuriously.

Definition of Quaff

1. Verb. To drink or imbibe, especially with vigour. ¹

2. Noun. The act of quaffing, a deep draught. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quaff

1. to drink deeply [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quaff

quaered
quaereing
quaeres
quaeritate
quaeritated
quaeritater
quaeritaters
quaeritates
quaeritating
quaestio
quaestiones
quaestor
quaestors
quaestorship
quaestorships
quaff (current term)
quaffability
quaffable
quaffed
quaffer
quaffers
quaffing
quaffing wine
quaffs
quag
quagga
quaggas
quaggier
quaggiest
quaggles

Literary usage of Quaff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1909)
"And then (the hideous laugh Of fiends in full possession, keen to quaff The wine of one new soul not weak with tears, Pealing like ruinous thunder in mine ..."

2. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"... set down their owners at the banquet hall, their varlets and servitors came to quaff a flagon of nut-brown ale in the " King's Arms " gardens hard by. ..."

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