\ ˈdō-ē How to pronounce doughy (audio) \
doughier; doughiest

Definition of doughy

: resembling dough: such as
a : not thoroughly baked doughy bread
b : unhealthily pale : pasty a doughy face

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Examples of doughy in a Sentence

High humidity can make your loaves turn out doughy. she worried that her husband was very ill when she saw his doughy complexion

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One of the dishes Codjoe tried to recreate was banku, a doughy carbohydrate typically eaten with sauce and fish. Ilaf Esuf, SELF, "How 10 People Cook the Foods They Grew Up With After Immigrating to the United States," 4 Jan. 2019 To avoid a sticky, doughy mess, place a disk of cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper before flattening it with a rolling pin. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "This Best-Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit," 19 Sep. 2018 The elegant restaurant serves classic Neapolitan-style pizza with perfectly doughy crust and spare, flavorful toppings. Melanie D.g. Kaplan,, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 2018 The result is a soft, doughy, slightly charred crust topped with elevated ingredients. Heather Platt, Los Angeles Magazine, "This New Eagle Rock Pizza and Ice Cream Joint Is Basically Heaven for Parents," 5 Apr. 2018 Because the focaccia rests in a pan and the top layer of dough is so thin, the bottom cooks much more slowly in the wood oven, resulting in a charred top and doughy bottom. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The Killer Dish: Pomo's focaccia di Recco probably isn't what you think," 20 June 2018 Like, five postpartum recoveries later, my stomach looked so pinched and doughy. Laura Jean Baker,, "When a 'natural' mother considers plastic surgery," 29 Apr. 2018 There was a decadent spread of Middle Eastern food (think spicy chicken skewers, and doughy bites of falafel) which paired well with a flute of Champagne. Maria Ward, Vogue, "The Band’s Visit Wins Big at the Tony Awards—And Celebrates Accordingly," 11 June 2018 Celebrate all that is doughy, fried and sugary this Friday June 1 for the 80th annual National Doughnut Day. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of doughy

1693, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of doughy

: not completely baked
: not hard or firm
: pale in color and unhealthy

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