quaff·​er | \ ˈkwä-fər How to pronounce quaffer (audio) , ˈkwa- \
plural quaffers

Definition of quaffer

1 : 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
2 : 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

First Known Use of quaffer

1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Quaffer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaffer. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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