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doughty

[ dou-tee ]
/ 藞da蕣 ti /
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adjective, dough路ti路er, dough路ti路est.
steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant.
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Origin of doughty

before 1000; Middle English; Old English dohtig worthy, equivalent to *doht worth (cognate with Old High German toht;see dow, -th1) + -ig-y1; replacing Old English dyhtig, cognate with German t眉chtig

OTHER WORDS FROM doughty

dough路ti路ly, adverbdough路ti路ness, nounun路dough路ty, adjective

Other definitions for doughty (2 of 2)

Doughty
[ dou-tee ]
/ 藞da蕣 ti /

noun
Charles Mon路ta路gu [mon-tuh-gyoo], /藞m蓲n t蓹藢gyu/, 1843鈥1926, English traveler and writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for doughty (1 of 2)

doughty
/ (藞da蕣t瑟) /

adjective -tier or -tiest
hardy; resolute

Derived forms of doughty

doughtily, adverbdoughtiness, noun

Word Origin for doughty

Old English dohtig; related to Old High German toht worth, Middle Dutch duchtich strong, Greek tukh膿 luck

British Dictionary definitions for doughty (2 of 2)

Doughty
/ (藞da蕣t瑟) /

noun
Charles Montagu. 1843鈥1926, English writer and traveller; author of Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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