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 \ -​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

Recent Examples on the Web

With this deal, not only is Emma raking in the dough, but her skin has been looking better than ever! Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Emma Chamberlain's Age and Net-Worth is Seriously Unbelievable," 27 Feb. 2019 This cottage cheese Sadoma grew up on was typically eaten with bread, used in dough to change the texture, or used in vareniki, a Russian dumpling of sorts. Ilaf Esuf, SELF, "How 10 People Cook the Foods They Grew Up With After Immigrating to the United States," 4 Jan. 2019 Scoop half of the dough into a bowl and set it aside. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Here’s How to Make 2018’s Most-Googled Food," 12 Dec. 2018 Place 12 dough balls on each sheet, 2 inches apart. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies," 2 May 2018 The half-dozen dough balls come with their own chocolate dipping sauce, which is really the only thing that distinguishes them from other Munchkins. Janelle Nanos, BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s our verdict on Dunkin’ Donuts new donut fries," 10 Apr. 2018 On a lightly floured work surface, stretch one dough ball into a 13 inch round. SI.com, "Everything Spice Pigs in a Blanket with Rye Mustard," 29 Jan. 2018 Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between dough balls. Country Living, "Chunky Chocolate-Chip Cookies," 31 Dec. 2010 Directors and producers had a lot of dough to play with for the comedy — about $27 million to be exact, Mental Floss reports. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Every Weird Thing You Never Realized About National Lampoon's 'Christmas Vacation'," 2 Dec. 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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doughball

doughbelly

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The first known use of dough was before the 12th century

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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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