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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quaff \Quaff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quaffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Quaffing.] [For quach, fr. Gael. & Ir. cuach a drinking cup; cf. L. caucus a drinking vessel. Cf. Quaigh.] To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts. "Quaffed off the muscadel." --Shak. [1913 Webster] They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff immortality and joy. --Milton. [1913 Webster]