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    #1

    quaff

    Is it still used? My dictionary says it's old-fashioned.

    "Do you want to go the bar and quaff a beer after wark?"

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    Re: quaff

    In old-fashioned English 'quaff' is used to mean 'to drink a large amount of something quickly':

    We spent the whole evening quaffing beer.

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    Re: quaff

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it still used? My dictionary says it's old-fashioned.

    "Do you want to go the bar and quaff a beer after work?"
    Rare, old-fashioned, sometimes used jokingly and/or euphemistically: 'Were you drinking all night with your mates?'/'No... well... a certain amount of ale was quaffed.'

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