Definitions for quaffkwɒf, kwæf, kwɔf
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word quaff
a hearty draft
gulp, quaff, swig(verb)
to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
"The men gulped down their beers"
The act of quaffing, a deep draught.
To drink or imbibe, especially with vigour.
Origin: Attested since the mid 16th century, of uncertain origin. Suggestions include connection with Irish Gaelic cauch (whence Scots quaich, queff). The noun is derived from the verb, since the later 16th century.
to drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts
to drink largely or luxuriously
Origin: [For quach, fr. Gael. & Ir. cuach a drinking cup; cf. L. caucus a drinking vessel. Cf. Quaigh.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every sunny morning is a great fountain; we quaff 'sweet hope' from it.
Images & Illustrations of quaff
Translations for quaff
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for quaff »
Find a translation for the quaff definition in other languages:
Select another language: