doughty

[ dou-tee ]
/ ˈdaʊ ti /

adjective, dough·ti·er, dough·ti·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 tüchtig

OTHER WORDS FROM doughty

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

Definition for doughty (2 of 2)

Doughty
[ dou-tee ]
/ ˈdaʊ ti /

noun

Charles Mon·ta·gu [mon-tuh-gyoo], /ˈmɒn təˌgyu/, 1843–1926, English traveler and writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for doughty (1 of 2)

doughty
/ (ˈdaʊtɪ) /

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 tukhē luck

British Dictionary definitions for doughty (2 of 2)

Doughty
/ (ˈdaʊtɪ) /

noun

Charles Montagu. 1843–1926, English writer and traveller; author of Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888)
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