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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kweɪx/, /kweɪk/
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- (Scottish) IPA(key): /kwex/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kweɪx/, /kweɪk/
- Rhymes: -eɪx
- (Scotland, historical) A traditional shallow, two-handled cup of Scottish origin symbolizing friendship. It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor.
- 1808 February 22, Walter Scott, “Canto Third. The Hostel, or Inn.”, in Marmion; a Tale of Flodden Field, Edinburgh: […] J[ames] Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, […]; London: William Miller, and John Murray, OCLC 270129616, stanza XXVIII, page 101:
- The quaighs were deep, the liquor strong, / And on the tale the yeoman throng, / Had made a comment sage and long, [...]
- (Scotland, by extension) Any two-handled drinking vessel or trophy.
traditional shallow, two-handled cup of Scottish origin