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Oct 2, 2015
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quaff

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with Anu Garg

quaff

PRONUNCIATION:
(kwof)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To drink deeply.
noun: An alcoholic drink; also the act of drinking.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of unknown origin, probably imitative. Earliest documented use: 1521.

USAGE:
“The cocktail repertoire includes quaffs spiked with seasonal produce.”
Fritz Hahn and Becky Krystal; Endless? If Only; The Washington Post; Aug 28, 2015.

“Brits quaffing posh bubbly have helped French drinks group Pernod Ricard to merrier profits.”
Graham Hiscott; Corking Sales of French Fizz; The Daily Mirror (London, UK); Aug 28, 2015.

See more usage examples of quaff in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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