Definition of deoch an doris in English:

deoch an doris

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


Scottish & Irish
  • A final drink taken before parting.
    More 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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