doch-an-dor·​ris ˌdäḵ-ən-ˈdȯr-əs How to pronounce doch-an-dorris (audio)
variants or doch-an-doris
Scotland and Ireland
: a parting drink : stirrup cup

Word History


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

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doch-an-dorris was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Doch-an-dorris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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