Share this entry
quaff
American English: /kwɑf/
British English: /kwɒf/
, /kwɑːf/

Translation of quaff in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [humorous]
    beberse
    zamparse [colloquial]
    he quaffed his wine with relish
    se bebió el vino paladeándolo
    Example sentences
    • Polished young things quaffed wine from oversized goblets, occasionally making a grab for the trays of mini-burgers and chicken satay being passed around by impeccably dressed waiters.
    • Since they have never bothered to go and see what it is like, or to read the Burns Report, they cling to laughable nineteenth-century pictures of red-faced squires quaffing sherries handed to them by forelock-tugging serfs.
    • Frankly, however, awards ceremonies do not constitute entertainment of any value, unless you are actually there quaffing the pricey champagne (and even then, it's debatable).
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.