Definition of deoch an doris in English:

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deoch an doris

Pronunciation: /ˌdɒx (ə)n ˈdɒrɪs/
(also doch an dorris)


Scottish & Irish
A final drink taken before parting.
Example sentences
  • Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that's all.
  • Perhaps I should add that Deoch an Doris is Gaelic meaning "a drink at the door".


Late 17th century: from Scottish Gaelic deoch an doruis 'drink at the door'.

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