Definition of quaich in English:

quaich

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Pronunciation: /kweɪk
 
, -x/
(also quaigh)

noun

Scottish
  • A shallow drinking cup, typically made of wood and having two handles.
    More example sentences
    • In appreciation of his 18 years of service to the town, Mr Ferguson was presented with a print of Brian Neil's town scenes and an engraved pewter quaich, or whiskey drinking bowl, together with a bottle of single malt whisky.
    • The award, an engraved, two-handled traditional Scottish drinking bowl known as a quaich, was presented to Aiden by Mrs Jane Jones in the presence of Commodore RFA, Commodore Peter Lannin, at RFA HQ in Portsmouth.
    • Celebrity fisherman Ian Botham christened the proceedings by pouring the traditional quaich of whisky into the dark waters.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic cuach 'cup'.

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