V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) to gulp down a drink in a hearty, spirited manner; (n.) a hearty draft or drink

Synonyms: (v.) drink, gulp, guzzle, swig, swallow, (n.) ale, beverage, draft

Antonyms: (v.) sip

Tips: Quaff is derived from the German quassen, which means "to overindulge in drinking or eating." The English word quaff refers only to drinking and can denote the drink itself, although this usage is more rare.

Usage Examples:

I was so thirsty when I got back from my jog that I quaffed a whole pitcher of iced tea. (guzzled) verb

The wine may have been cheap, but it was also a flavorful quaff. (beverage) noun

He opened his throat and quaffed the beer in just two swallows. (gulped) verb

The thirsty dog happily quaffed his water. (drank, gulped) verb

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