doch-an-dorris

noun
doch-an-dor·​ris | \ ˌdäḵ-ən-ˈdȯr-əs How to pronounce doch-an-dorris (audio) \
variants: or doch-an-doris

Definition of doch-an-dorris

Scotland and Ireland
: a parting drink : stirrup cup

First Known Use of doch-an-dorris

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doch-an-dorris

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

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Cite this Entry

“Doch-an-dorris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doch-an-dorris. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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