Definition of quaff in English:

quaff

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Pronunciation: /kwɒf
 
, kwɑːf
 
/

verb

[with object]

noun

informal , • dated Back to top  
  • An alcoholic drink: porter is a dark, malty quaff
    More example sentences
    • Flashing a parole identification card, the wiry Drummondville native explains that although he'd like to sample the occasional quaff in a pub, he'll have to wait until age 69 before he can.
    • Try it with other tropical purées, such as passion fruit or guava, and you've got some ideal summer quaffs.
    • The first drink you'll find here is Summer Berries, a non-alcoholic quaff, though I'm sure it would also work well with a lot of rum, tequila, gin, or vodka.

Derivatives

quaffable

adjective
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  • A scrumptious pizza, half-a-litre of very quaffable wine and three scoops of the finest ice cream cost just over £10 which was a real bargain in a city reckoned to be one of the dearer European destinations.
  • From the Silk Road to Shanghai, wine in the Middle Kingdom has had a long march through history to evolve into what is fast becoming a quaffable libation for trendy young high-fliers.
  • Okay, so it's not the most sophisticated wine, but compared with some of the filth sloshing around at the same price, Blue Nun is eminently quaffable.

quaffer

noun
More example sentences
  • You real ale quaffers are like free-range hens, roaming the countryside, feasting on what Mother Nature intended, while I'm the poor, battery version that's been unwittingly pumped full of lager chemicals all his life.
  • Forget Shiraz quaffers - working-class voters have reason to be sullen
  • Even some of the most legendary quaffers of the Fourth Estate retained a modicum of dignity.

Origin

early 16th century: probably imitative of the sound of drinking.

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