\ˈdō-ē \
doughier; doughiest

Definition of doughy 

: resembling dough: such as

a : not thoroughly baked doughy bread

b : unhealthily pale : pasty a doughy face

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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

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The elegant restaurant serves classic Neapolitan-style pizza with perfectly doughy crust and spare, flavorful toppings. Melanie D.g. Kaplan,, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 2018 The result is a soft, doughy, slightly charred crust topped with elevated ingredients. Heather Platt, Los Angeles Magazine, "This New Eagle Rock Pizza and Ice Cream Joint Is Basically Heaven for Parents," 5 Apr. 2018 Because the focaccia rests in a pan and the top layer of dough is so thin, the bottom cooks much more slowly in the wood oven, resulting in a charred top and doughy bottom. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The Killer Dish: Pomo's focaccia di Recco probably isn't what you think," 20 June 2018 Like, five postpartum recoveries later, my stomach looked so pinched and doughy. Laura Jean Baker,, "When a 'natural' mother considers plastic surgery," 29 Apr. 2018 There was a decadent spread of Middle Eastern food (think spicy chicken skewers, and doughy bites of falafel) which paired well with a flute of Champagne. Maria Ward, Vogue, "The Band’s Visit Wins Big at the Tony Awards—And Celebrates Accordingly," 11 June 2018 Celebrate all that is doughy, fried and sugary this Friday June 1 for the 80th annual National Doughnut Day. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day," 30 May 2018 The doughy deals Participation and offers can vary by location and unless otherwise noted these deals are only available June 1 while supplies last. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Donut madness! Get freebies no matter how you spell it for National Doughnut Day Friday," 30 May 2018 The name of the food is wang mandu, which roughly means doughy softball of goodness., "Secret Chicago: 40 of the city's best-kept mystery spots," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of doughy

1601, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of doughy

: not completely baked

: not hard or firm

: pale in color and unhealthy

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