doughier; doughiest
: 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 If the dumplings are still doughy, cover and continue cooking until finished. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 In the shadow of those juggernauts, however, laid a cache of smaller indie games with their own special soundtracks: the doughy funk-house of the Pizza Tower score, the nostalgic Tamil pop songs of Venba, the restorative beauty of Terra Nil’s ambient music. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 18 Dec. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doughy was in 1693

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“Doughy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doughy. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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