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
Most of us don't need an excuse to eat a doughnut, but several stores are giving them away free or for a lower price, so that's icing on the cake.
There’s also face painting, chalk art and doughnut decorating for kids.
The option to pick up a doughnut dates to the years after World War II.
In honor of the sugary goods, doughnut shops around town are offering up free items.
Frost will host its eighth annual doughnut-eating contest at 6:30 p.m. at its Mill Creek location.
Working with two or three at a time, slide the doughnuts on their papers into the hot oil; use tongs to pluck out the papers, which should float free within seconds.
Here’s the Rangers reaction after a weekend doughnut bender in Toronto: 1. Cashner Outside —
Donors were given such things as special mugs and T-shirts, as well as coupons for free doughnuts and coffee, and more.
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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
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