A clique of polished young women quaffed goblets of shiraz at one end of the bar as Jay sat transfixed at the other. He was leering, eyes locked on their barely covered breasts. They caught him looking and they liked the attention.

The easy flattery became discomfort. Jay didn’t move. The discomfort became fear. Stiletto eyes and bewitching breasts, and the women began to contemplate an exit strategy.

But he was not aware of the agitation he caused. Earlier that day Jay came home to find his wife bent over the kitchen counter, their neighbor’s face buried deep in her ass. He was absolutely consumed in thought, playing the tape over and over in his head. And was totally unaware of his surroundings.

Verb (Transitive)

  1. To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.

Verb (Intransitive)

  1. To drink largely or luxuriously.


  1. The act of quaffing; a deep draught.


chug, gulp, swig


  • /kwɑf/
  • /kwɔf/
  • /kwɒf/


Of uncertain origin. Possibly from Old Irish cuäch (“cup, goblet, bowl”).


  1. Misspelling of coif.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Quaff.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/quaff. Accessed 25 May 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “quaff”, accessed May 25, 2024, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/quaff.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Quaff. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/quaff

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