doch-an-dorrach

noun
doch-an-dor·​rach
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about doch-an-dorrach

Time Traveler for doch-an-dorrach

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Statistics for doch-an-dorrach

Cite this Entry

“Doch-an-dorrach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doch-an-dorrach. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on doch-an-dorrach

What made you want to look up doch-an-dorrach? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!