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Meaning of QUAFF

Pronunciation:  kwâf

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

QUAFF is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.