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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Definitions for quaff

  1. To drink a beverage, esp. an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.
  2. To drink (a beverage) copiously and heartily
  3. An act or instance of quaffing.

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Citations for quaff
He gets drunk with his guides, makes eyes at the girls and gamely quaffs snake wine. Pico Iyer, New York Times
If you were patient and kept your nose clean, you could slowly, almost effortlessly, rise from serf to squire and maybe even all the way to knight, in which case you, too, would be entitled to quaff bowl-size martinis at midday. Charles McGrath, New York Times Magazine
Origin of quaff
1515-1525
Quaff is of unknown origin.
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