Definition of doughnut
1 : a small usually ring-shaped piece of sweet fried dough
2 : something (such as a mathematical torus) that has a round shape like a doughnut
3 : 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
doughnutlikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of doughnut in a Sentence
drawing doughnuts in the sand
Recent Examples of doughnut from the Web
In Gyeonggi province, which surrounds the capital like a doughnut, the provincial government counts about 3,700 shelters.
A vacant West Dundee downtown storefront is set to get new life as an artisan doughnut shop.
In the meantime, doughnuts and bagels would have to do the trick.
The cops harkened back to the days of old, munching doughnuts and chatting up the locals who wandered in.
Samuel's business surged when Dominique Ansel, a world-renowned pastry chef, combined the croissant with the doughnut and started selling an extremely limited supply at his SoHo bakery.
Love also owns Queenie’s Steakhouse and its late-night pop-up Back Dough doughnut shop in Denton, with another Back Dough planned in west Fort Worth.
Hollywood yard sale Coffee, doughnuts and bottled water will also be sold.
The option to pick up a doughnut dates to the years after World War II. … ‘
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'doughnut'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of doughnut
DOUGHNUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doughnut for English Language Learners
: a piece of sweet fried dough that is often shaped like a ring
: something that has a round shape like a doughnut
DOUGHNUT Defined for Kids
Definition of doughnut for Students
: a small ring of sweet dough fried in fat
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up doughnut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).