dough

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noun \ ˈdō \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of dough

1 :a mixture that consists essentially of flour or meal and a liquid (such as milk or water) and is stiff enough to knead or roll
2 :something resembling dough especially in consistency
3 :money
  • doesn't have much dough
4 military :doughboy

doughlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of dough in a Sentence

  1. I don't have much dough.

  2. didn't have to spend a lot of dough for a new stereo

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Origin and Etymology of dough

Middle English doh, dogh, dowe, going back to Old English dāg, going back to Germanic *daiga- (whence Middle Dutch deech "dough," Old High German teig, Old Norse deig, deigr, Gothic daigs), ablaut derivative from the base of *digan-, dīgan- "to knead, shape" (whence Gothic digan, gadigan "to knead, form from clay"), going back to Indo-European *dhei̯ǵh- "knead, shape" — more at feign


DOUGH Defined for English Language Learners

dough

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Definition of dough for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture of flour, water, and other ingredients that is baked to make bread, cookies, etc.


DOUGH Defined for Kids

dough

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noun \ ˈdō \

Definition of dough for Students

1 :a thick mixture usually mainly of flour and liquid that is baked
  • bread dough
2 :money 1


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