from The Century Dictionary.

  • To drink greedily, or to dabble.
  • noun One who quaffs or drinks much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who quaffs, or drinks largely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who quaffs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who drinks heartily


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quaff +‎ -er


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  • The former owners of what is now Vineyard 48 used to turn out excellent Sauvignon Blancs -- dry and crisp, citrusy, with a good flinty finish -- the perfect quaffer to clams on the half shell, poached lobster or grilled fish -- all the great foodstuffs that define the East End of Long Island.

    Jamesport Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

  • Vinchio-Vaglio I Tre Vescovi Barbera d'Asti 2007 (£7.99, Waitrose; 14.5% abv) is a good, berry-fruit quaffer with not much follow-through.

    Wine: You can count on barbera

  • They remain informal, highly pleasant wines, with fairly low alcohol (usually about 11%) that makes them great as an aperitif, a summer quaffer or just a happy-to-be-home sipping wine.

    The Relaxed, Friendly Charm of Prosecco

  • A lovely quaffer, with nice, light Chardonnay fruit.

    No Flag-Waving for U.S. Chardonnay

  • Things have really changed from the time when it was a reliable quaffer until now where you can get world class Soave pretty much everywhere.

    If This is Soave, What Have I Been Drinking?

  • Without food, I suspect this wine would not be as impressive, and it might even strike you as a simple quaffer.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Thought of as a summer quaffer, the thing that makes rosé perfect for your dinner table regardless of the season is that it's a terrific food wine.

    Still Enjoie-ing Rosé in September

  • Without food, I suspect this wine would not be as impressive, and it might even strike you as a simple quaffer.

    Herbs and Memories in a Lazio White

  • ‘Had thought thou wouldst have known the clatter of a cask from the clash of a broadsword, as well as e’er a quaffer in


  • Fulfilling a tantalizing promise made at least 13 months ago, former city council candidate, monorail kool-aid quaffer and all-around utopian visionary Grant Cogswell will leave Seattle, the P-I reports today.

    Sound Politics: Urban Visionary Dysphoria


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    March 16, 2011