\ 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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Here's what to order on Chris Bianco's new Italian-American menu at Pane Bianco Van Buren," 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, "How our newest movie-dining options - Silverspot and Movie Tavern - stack up in meal quality," 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, "Donald Trump’s Quiet Christmas Gift to the Kleptocrats," 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, "Transform ho-hum refrigerated biscuits into this garlicky oregano monkey bread," 23 Dec. 2019 And then there’s Black, who, um, goes black when his avatar (a doughy professor) is taken over by the jock character, Fridge (Ser'Darius Blain). Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "The 'Jumanji' sequel goes to 'The Next Level.' Unfortunately, it's down," 12 Dec. 2019 That means doughy foods, like pizza, pasta and bagels, as well as sweets, are strictly off limits. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The pros and cons of keto cycling, according to health and medical experts," 9 Dec. 2019 Others are celebrated for achievements in the square slice, a descendant of the Sicilian, with an airier, less doughy crust; leaders in this style include Corner Slice and Mama’s Too. New York Times, "Chasing the Perfect Slice, Bread and Salt in Jersey City Looks to Rome," 8 Oct. 2019 Doughnuts fill such a significant hole in America’s heart that the doughy treat has not one but two national days dedicated to it. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "National Doughnut Day: Ranking names this doughnut shop the best in Georgia," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of doughy

1693, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doughy was in 1693

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12 Feb 2020

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“Doughy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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