A Word A Day : Quaff

Tuesday, 11th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Verb & Noun )

{transitive and intransitive verb
past and past participle - quaffed
present participle - quaffing
3rd person present singular - quaffs}

Pronunciation : kwof

1. to drink something in large gulps or with great enjoyment

2. a long deep drink


Origin unknown


drink, swig, gulp down, guzzle, put away, knock back, throw back, swallow down, swill, imbibe


percolate, ooze

Contextual Examples:

Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore.

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