of champagne
: very sweet

Word History


French, literally, sweet, from Old French douz — more at douce

First Known Use

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doux was circa 1943

Dictionary Entries Near doux

Cite this Entry

“Doux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doux. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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