less common spelling of doughnut

: a small usually ring-shaped piece of sweet fried dough
: something (such as a mathematical torus) that has a round shape like a doughnut
: a controlled skid that sends an automobile into a tight circle of at least 360 degrees
usually used in the phrase do doughnuts
Doing doughnuts? You haven't heard about this? This is what they steal the cars for. Top speed, they slam on the brakes, yank the emergency brake, twist the steering wheel, and the car starts spinning. Wheeling the car in circles at tremendous speeds.Philip Roth

Examples of donut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bottled water, juice, and donuts will be available to volunteers, according to a news release. Arkansas Online, 10 Sep. 2023 This involves using food like molasses or donuts to attract bears. Amanda Gokee,, 31 Aug. 2023 The beloved cronut frenzy—a croissant and donut mashup—that took off in 2016 wasn’t enough: Instagram and TikTok are now introducing its new successor. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2023 Admissions to their fall event on Saturdays includes a hayride, one cup of cider hot or cold, one fresh donut and access to the bonfire. Mika Travis, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2023 For new offerings, a pumpkin spice cheesecake swirl donut and pumpkin spice maple pecan donut can satisfy a customer's sweet tooth. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 27 Aug. 2023 Others were eating caramel corn, tamales and tacos, sushi and kabab; handmade caramels, mini donuts and pastries. Eileen Ogintz, Chicago Tribune, 24 Aug. 2023 At least, that’s the plan for the popular coffee, donut and breakfast destination location in Brooklyn. John Benson, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2023 Hawk’s costume features large golden wings while the donut costume appeared to be made from several colorful iced donuts and also has a chef’s hat, per Entertainment Weekly. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Donut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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