Examples from the Web for doughnut
The other is a Jersey bruiser, with a (much-discussed) physique reminiscent of Tony Soprano after a doughnut bender.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness|Michelle Cottle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Pretty good thing,” says Lynch, biting into his doughnut, totally undisturbed.
Afterwards, in the green room, Lynch sits on a sofa and munches on a doughnut.
The Daily Pic: The crème brûlée "bismarck" from the Doughnut Plant is a great aesthetic creation.
Lauren Conrad has become synonymous with the doughnut bun, an obsession with pearls, peachy glossed lips, and a milky manicure.From ‘The Hills’ to Over the Hill: Lauren Conrad’s Premature Aging|Anna Klassen|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Oh, not anything much, said the young man, helping himself to a doughnut from a plate which stood within easy reach.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
Moved by the doughnut example of the Ground Owl, he tasted that delicacy.
He did not go down to supper when Mrs. Dearborn called him, so she went up after a while with a glass of milk and a doughnut.Big Brother|Annie Fellows-Johnston
The inflated "doughnut" that slipped so easily up and down my own brawny brisket would just about have served Joanna as an armlet.Down the Yellowstone|Lewis R. Freeman
The doughnut as an edible proved kindly to the palate of Mr. Allison, and upon experiment he desired more.
British Dictionary definitions for doughnut
esp US donut
verb -nuts, -nutting or -nutted
Word Origin and History for doughnut
1809, American English, from dough + nut (n.), probably on the notion of being a small round lump (the holes came later, first mentioned c.1861). First recorded by Washington Irving, who described them as "balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks." Earlier name for it was dough-boy (1680s). Bartlett (1848) meanwhile lists doughnuts and crullers among the types of olycokes, a word he derives from Dutch olikoek, literally "oil-cake," to indicate a cake fried in lard.
The ladies of Augusta, Maine, set in operation and carried out a novel idea, namely, the distribution of over fifty bushels of doughnuts to the Third volunteer regiment of that State. A procession of ladies, headed by music, passed between double lines of troops, who presented arms, and were afterwards drawn up in hollow square to receive from tender and gracious hands the welcome doughnation. [Frazar Kirkland, "Anecdotes of the Rebellion," 1866]
Meaning "a driving in tight circles" is U.S. slang, 1981. Cf. also donut.