quaff·​er ˈkwä-fər How to pronounce quaffer (audio)
plural quaffers
: one who quaffs a beverage : drinker
Brew pubs benefit as more quaffers switch from lager to faster-brewed ale.Jeffrey A. Tannenbaum
… only in the last decade has a change in style—away from the traditional sweet, heavy reds and toward elegant whites and complex reds—been recognized by international quaffers and critics.Paul J. Wade
: a beverage that is quaffed or suitable for quaffing
This rosé is the definition of a summer quaffer, perfect for drinking on its own or with salads and grilled vegetables.Wine Enthusiast
Try pairing this easy quaffer with light poultry-based dishes and simple preparations of white fish.Steve Heimoff

Word History

First Known Use

1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quaffer was in 1520

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“Quaffer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaffer. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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