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Definition of quaff verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quaff

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kwɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwæf//
 
, NAmE//kwɑːf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quaff
BrE BrE//kwɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwæf//
 
, NAmE//kwɑːf//
 
he / she / it quaffs
BrE BrE//kwɒfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwæfs//
 
, NAmE//kwɑːfs//
 
past simple quaffed
BrE BrE//kwɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwæft//
 
, NAmE//kwɑːft//
 
past participle quaffed
BrE BrE//kwɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwæft//
 
, NAmE//kwɑːft//
 
-ing form quaffing
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwæfɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈkwɑːfɪŋ//
 
 
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quaff something (old-fashioned or literary) to drink a large amount of something quickly They spent the evening quaffing champagne. Word Origin early 16th cent.: probably imitative of the sound of drinking.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quaff