\ 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

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
Recent Examples on the Web Figure-eight-shaped Philly soft pretzels, dense and doughy and served straight from the oven in take-home paper bags. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Apr. 2020 The thick and doughy crust was one of our faves, but the sauce and cheese are understated. cleveland, 10 Mar. 2020 In countries like Ghana, a doughy mush of cassava (or plantains or yams) called fufu goes with most meals. Popular Science, 20 Apr. 2020 And, for the Aldi pizza, the comments were all about the crust, which everyone thought was too doughy. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Feb. 2020 At the same time, however, the menu includes a Sicilian slice — a thick, doughy chunk of pizza saturated with tomatoes and olive oil that’s a dead ringer for old-school East Coast Italian deli pizza. Dominic Armato, azcentral, 27 Jan. 2020 The stuffed falafel wrap ($12.50) could not be contained, in spite of being wrapped securely in a tortilla instead of a Middle Eastern flatbread (anyway, the falafel was too doughy). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2020 Nearly two decades ago, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the then-doughy dictator of Kazakhstan, came hat-in-hand to the George W. Bush White House, desperate to make a deal. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 6 Jan. 2020 Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the foil. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until the top is golden brown and the inside is cooked through, with no doughy pockets (use a butter knife to check out the middle). Katie Workman, NBC News, 23 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of doughy

1693, in the meaning defined above

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“Doughy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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