sourdough

noun sour·dough \ ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌdō , sense 1 is also -ˈdō \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of sourdough

1 : a leaven consisting of dough in which fermentation is active
2
[from the use of sourdough for making bread in prospectors' camps]
: a veteran inhabitant and especially an old-time prospector of Alaska or northwestern Canada

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First Known Use of sourdough

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of sourdough for English Language Learners

  • : a type of dough that is allowed to ferment before it is baked and that has a slightly sour taste


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