- flour or meal combined with water, milk, etc., in a mass for baking into bread, cake, etc.; paste of bread.
- any similar soft, pasty mass.
- Slang. money.
Origin of dough
Examples from the Web for dough
Divide the dough in half and very gently pat each half into a round 1-inch-thick disk.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
Sneaker and clothing brands routinely dole out buckets of dough to drape their swag over popular cultural characters.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive
December 23, 2014
They might have scored all that dough if word of the waterboarding had not leaked.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
With a 1¾-inch ice cream scoop (or two spoons), scoop round balls of dough onto the prepared sheet pans.
With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate and cranberries until the dough is well mixed.
Knead the dough, let it rise again, and form it into loaves.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
In the silence the table creaked as Margaret kneaded the dough.In the Midst of Alarms
You will also want tin cutters for cakes that are rolled out in dough.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
His tongue seemed to leave him, and he only held out his hand, with the dough in it.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Take a piece of the dough from your baking after it has risen once.Culture and Cooking
- a thick mixture of flour or meal and water or milk, used for making bread, pastry, etc
- any similar pasty mass
- a slang word for money
Word Origin and History for dough
Old English dag "dough," from Proto-Germanic *daigaz "something kneaded" (cf. Old Norse deig, Swedish deg, Middle Dutch deech, Dutch deeg, Old High German teic, German Teig, Gothic daigs "dough"), from PIE *dheigh- "to build, to form, to knead" (cf. Sanskrit dehah "body," literally "that which is formed," dih- "to besmear;" Greek teikhos "wall;" Latin fingere "to form, fashion," figura "a shape, form, figure;" Gothic deigan "to smear;" Old Irish digen "firm, solid," originally "kneaded into a compact mass"). Meaning "money" is from 1851.