[ kweykh ]
/ kweɪx /
a Scottish drinking cup of the 17th and 18th centuries having a shallow bowl with two or three flat handles.
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Origin of quaich
First recorded in 1665–75, quaich is from the Scots Gaelic word cuach
Words nearby quaich
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
Thank you, my dear sir, but we cannot swallow the contents of that quaich.
British Dictionary definitions for quaich
/ (kwex, kweɪx) /
noun plural quaichs or quaighs
Scot a small shallow drinking cup, usually with two handles
Word Origin for quaich
from Scottish Gaelic cuach cup
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