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Examples of quaff in a Sentence
We stopped at a bar and quaffed a few beers.
after digging our car out of the snowdrift, we were ready to quaff some hot chocolate
Recent Examples of quaff from the Web
On many Saturdays, general manager Stephanie Henry opens the Fado Irish Pub in Center City at 7 a.m. for a crush of screaming, quaffing soccer fans looking to catch live European soccer on the telly.
There is only one way to respond to such situations, and that is to fire up the coffee kettle and quaff a cup or three of stimulation.
Cruise on over on your cruiser and quaff a pint of craft brew while nibbling on bruschetta.
Readers who choose the final four beers and ultimate winner will be entered into a raffle to quaff a pint with the Day Drinkers, Wheaton and me.
The fact that people are quaffing from bigger and bigger wine glasses may be more significant considering that the drink itself has been growing in popularity, particularly among millennials.
The stylish pub concept is a comfy place to hangout while quaffing draft brews and digging into some inventive pub fare that follows the seasons closely.
For $200 — or $375 for a pair — frequent-flier customers can purchase a one-year membership that entitles drinkers to larger pours, discounts on everything, and the rights to quaff from a fancy handmade mug.
Nevertheless, about 40 percent of the stuff is sold in the year’s final quarter, much of it for quaffing on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and especially New Year’s.
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Quaff and Slug
Nowadays, quaff has an old-fashioned, literary sound to it. For more contemporary words that suggest drinking a lot of something, especially in big gulps and in large quantity, you might try drain, pound, or slug. If you are a daintier drinker, you might say that you prefer to sip, imbibe or partake in the beverage of your choice. Quaff is by no means the oldest of these terms—earliest evidence of it in use is from the early 1500s, whereas sip dates to the 14th century—but it is the only one with the mysterious "origin unknown" etymology.
QUAFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quaff for English Language Learners
: to drink a large amount of (something) quickly
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