[ dokh-uh n-dor-uh kh ]
/ ˈdɒx ənˈdɒr əx /
noun Scot., Irish.
a stirrup cup.
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Also doch-an-dor·roch, doch-an-dor·ris [dokh-uh n-dor-is] /ˈdɒx ənˈdɒr ɪs/.
Origin of doch-an-dorrach
1675–85; compare Irish deoch an dorais drink of the door
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Examples from the Web for doch-an-dorrach
Some thrust out their snuff-mulls for the parting pinch—others tendered the doch-an-dorrach, or parting cup.