- a Scottish drinking cup of the 17th and 18th centuries having a shallow bowl with two or three flat handles.
Origin of quaich
First recorded in 1665–75, quaich is from the Scots Gaelic word cuach
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Examples from the Web for quaich
Thank you, my dear sir, but we cannot swallow the contents of that quaich.
Hecate's forefinger mixes it in a quaich with mountain-dew—and that is Atholl-brose?
Meallan Chuaich (mellan chuaich), Little hill of the cup, or quaich.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
- Scot a small shallow drinking cup, usually with two handles
from Scottish Gaelic cuach cup
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