Meaning of deoch an doris in English:

deoch an doris

noun

(also doch an dorris)
Scottish, Irish
  • A final drink taken before parting.

    ‘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".’
    beverage, drinkable liquid, potable liquid, liquid refreshment, thirst quencher

Pronunciation

deoch an doris

/ˌdɒx (ə)n ˈdɒrɪs/ /dɒk/

Origin

Late 17th century from Scottish Gaelic deoch an doruis ‘drink at the door’.