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-
Scottish & Irish
: a parting drink : stirrup cup

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Doch-an-dorrach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doch-an-dorrach. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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