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dough

[ doh ]
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noun

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.

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cabbage, bread, lettuce, wealth, cash, coin, boodle, currency, funds, loot, chips, greenback, change, dinero, coinage, moola

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douceur, douche, douche bag, douchebag, doug, dough, dough bird, dough hook, doughbelly, doughboy, doughboys

Origin of dough

before 1000; Middle English do(u)gh, do(u)h, dou(e), Old English dāg, dāh; cognate with Dutch deeg, Old Norse deig, Gothic daigs, German Teig
Related formsdough·like, adjective
Can be confuseddoe dough
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British Dictionary definitions for dough

dough

/ (dəʊ) /

noun

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 for dough

Old English dāg; related to Old Norse deig, Gothic daigs, Old High German teig dough, Sanskrit degdhi he daubs; see dairy, duff 1, lady
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Word Origin and History for dough

dough


n.

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.

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