dough

noun
\ˈdō \

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

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Other Words from dough

doughlike \-ˌlīk \ adjective

Examples of dough in a Sentence

I don't have much dough. didn't have to spend a lot of dough for a new stereo

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Magic Beans is also big for a company called Tech Will Save Us, which makes kits with modeling dough that conducts electricity and comes with a controller, app, and other components to create things like robots, cars, or musical instruments. Johanna Seltz, BostonGlobe.com, "At local toy stores, mermaids are in (unicorns, too)," 5 July 2018 Donut Fries feature individual pieces of delicious, buttery croissant style donut dough that are tossed in cinnamon sugar and served warm with just the right amount of crisp. Melissa Reinert, Cincinnati.com, "This week in junk food: A 'cheezy' return, a twist on fries, and spiced up chips," 29 June 2018 This coffee and donut chain is giving away their new donut fries made from croissant dough tossed in cinnamon sugar for free to the first 100 guests between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in 25 of their restaurants nationwide. PEOPLE.com, "How to Get Free McDonald's Fries and More Deals on Friday for National French Fry Day," 13 July 2018 Nursing the wounds from an unexpected split just doesn’t feel right without spending a full day stuffing our faces with cookie dough ice cream and our ears with Adele’s most depressing tracks. Grace Gavilanes, ajc, "Real people whose exes moved on really quickly share their side of the story," 13 July 2018 Press about 1 tablespoon of dough around each mint wafer, covering it completely. Judy Buchenot, Naperville Sun, "Suburban Cooks: Mints go from trash to treasured cookies," 13 July 2018 Kitchen Sink Cookie Aptly named, this treat includes both semi-sweet and milk chocolate, caramel, and pretzel pieces, baked into a salty dough. Health.com, "The 4 Healthiest Menu Items at Panera Bread (Plus 3 Things to Avoid)," 13 July 2018 Moisten dough edges with water to aid pleat sticking if needed. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 An open bakery lets customers watch employees as they pound dough into brioche buns. New York Times, "A Restaurant Takes On the Opioid Crisis, One Worker at a Time," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of dough

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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douf

doug

dough

dough-baked

doughball

doughbelly

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dough

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dough

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

dough

noun
\ˈdō \

Kids Definition of dough

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

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