To no purpose had he quaffed draughts of pure cold water, extinguished his torch, and resolved to force his faculties into repose.
Wherever there was a knot of midnight roisterers, they quaffed her health.
Besides, he was growing quite free and easy, quaffed his dram, and ogled the fair sex.
Yes, all his evil came from that laugh of hers which he had quaffed.
“Well, you yachtsmen do live like princes,” quoth the young gentleman, as he quaffed his cool claret.
Jim quaffed the vile spirit and fastened the chin-strap of his cap.
I sat by the fire-end and quaffed my ale, no one saying more to me for a little than "There you are!"
And this very day, in token thereof, have we quaffed the bedden-ale 27.
How could he have quaffed from other cups after having pressed his lips to that one?
He quaffed to the bottom of the cup, then flung it from him.
1510s (implied in quaffer), perhaps imitative, or perhaps from Low German quassen "to overindulge (in food and drink)," with -ss- misread as -ff-. Related: Quaffed; quaffing. The noun is attested by 1570s, from the verb.