Where does the term doch-an-doris come from and What does doch-an-doris mean?

Any Scot can tell you that the term doch-an-doris has the same meaning as “stirrup cup,” and is literally “a drink at the door,” that is, a parting drink.

Sometimes it is written doch-an-dorach, but in any case it represents the Gaelic deoch, “drink,” an “the,” and doruis, “door.”

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