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  1. a simple past tense of dow1.
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[dou, doh]
verb (used without object), dowed or dought [dout] /daʊt/, dow·ing. Scot. and North England.
  1. to be able.
  2. to thrive; prosper; do well.
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Origin of dow

before 900; Middle English dowen, doghen, Old English dugan to be worthy; cognate with German taugen; cf. doughty
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Examples from the Web for dought

Historical Examples of dought

  • Py undt py I saw his lips move undt I dought maype he vos praying.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner

    Wilbur Lawton

  • Idt needed to pe so, I dought, as I lookedt aboudt me undt sized der place oop.

  • Hogg's "Queen's Wake" uses the perf.: "She turned away and dought luck nae mair."

  • If I dought you said vot you zhoodn't zay doo Shule, I vood shust drash you on der shpot!

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston

  • A man may hav a perfek right to be born single, but I dought whether he haz a right tew continny on so.

    Josh Billings on Ice

    Henry Wheeler Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for dought


  1. See Dou
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