Definition of "quaff" []

  • To drink (a beverage) heartily: quaffed the ale with gusto. (verb-transitive)
  • To drink a liquid heartily: quaffed from the spring. (verb-intransitive)
  • A hearty draft of liquid. (noun)
  • To drink heartily or in one draught (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "quaff" in a sentence
  • "No one is foolish enough to quaff from the Columbia; but go ahead, be our guest."
  • "Sit yet a little longer, poor mother, and wait in meek expectation to lift the hats from those shining curly heads, and see those rosy lips quaff from the little silver cups; yet a little longer wait - and hope!"
  • "But we shall continue to so quaff, mostly because "quaff" is such a cool word to type."