dough

noun
\ ˈdō How to pronounce dough (audio) \

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 \ ˈdō-​ˌlīk How to pronounce doughlike (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for dough

Synonyms

bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, money, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels), tender, wampum

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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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Press the dough into a 9-inch tart pan and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Get your M.C. Escher on with a geometric rhubarb tart," 5 July 2019 To transfer the dough to the grill, hold the baking sheet at an angle. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "You can grill that? 6 new recipes to try this season," 4 July 2019 The pizza is both handmade and vegan-friendly — no eggs or milk are used for the dough — and Ghotra said his next project may be adding a gluten-free pizza to the menu. Shannon Larson, courant.com, "Spice Venue, Ranch House Pizza aim to bring more options, attract locals to Hartford’s Asylum Street," 28 June 2019 Coat inside of a medium bowl with oil and transfer dough to it. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Revolving door' of summer visitors calls for special food," 19 May 2018 Dust the pizza peel with cornmeal to it doesn't stick, then transfer the dough to it. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "How to Make Chicago-Style Thin Crust Pizza," 25 Jan. 2018 Transfer the dough back to the buttery skillet, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the blondie is golden brown and cake tester or a toothpick comes out of the center clean. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Carrot Cake Skillet Blondie," 9 May 2016 Transfer the pizza dough to the grill, oiled-side down, and cook, covered, until the top begins to bubble and the bottom is crisp, about 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pizza," 18 Apr. 2014 Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "This Bacon Tart Makes Us Want to Say "I Do" to the Paleo Diet," 12 June 2013

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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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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 How to pronounce dough (audio) \

Kids Definition of dough

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

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