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 (kwŏf, kwăf, kwôf)
v. quaffed, quaff·ing, quaffs
To drink (a beverage) heartily: quaffed the ale with gusto.
To drink a liquid heartily: quaffed from the spring.
A hearty draft of liquid.

[Origin unknown.]

quaff′er n.
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Noun1.quaffer - a person who drinks heartily
drinker - a person who drinks liquids
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He more than intimated that it was at his option to concoct a liquid that should prolong life for years, perhaps interminably; but that it would produce a discord in Nature which all the world, and chiefly the quaffer of the immortal nostrum, would find cause to curse.
This very refreshing wine is perfect as a quaffer on a warmer day or as a match for moules marinieres.
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It appeals to both men and women, to both the connoisseur and the quaffer in fact, to anyone whos after something thats authentic and real.
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Northern Alchemy has made a 60-minute Pilsner, which Joseph describes as 'a real quaffer'.
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Soon after it was published, genial, rotund quaffer of ale Toby was being featured in paintings and prints of the day with foaming quart in one hand and clay pipe in the other.
I really want you to get the nose." A light bulb went off, and Bangert came up with the Offero, a cup designed to accommodate the quaffer's nose and mouth, crowned with an angular slant rather than a flat top.
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At ground level, Tempus has become a hot spot for trendies, refugees from Harvey Nichols and the more discerning quaffer.