variants: or deoch-an-doris or doch-an-doris or doch-an-dorris \ ¦d(y)äḵən¦dōrə̇s , -​där-​ \

Definition of doch-an-dorrach

Scottish & Irish
: a parting drink : stirrup cup

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First Known Use of doch-an-dorrach

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doch-an-dorrach

Scottish Gaelic & Irish Gaelic deoch an doruis, literally, drink of the door

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The first known use of doch-an-dorrach was circa 1700

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“Doch-an-dorrach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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