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adjective, dough·i·er, dough·i·est.
  1. of or like dough, especially in being soft and heavy or pallid and flabby: a doughy consistency; a fat, doughy face.
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Origin of doughy

First recorded in 1595–1605; dough + -y1
Related formsdough·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

silky, comfortable, elastic, pliable, smooth, fluffy, spongy, comfy, rounded, plastic, creamy, thin, easy, mushy, flexible, supple, delicate, velvety, weak, fat

Examples from the Web for doughy

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • This small pellet is, I presume, the black, doughy mass you spoke of.

  • On the palm were three little pyramids of black, doughy clay.

  • His face had the doughy look of one whose sleep has been brief and feverish.

  • Most little cupids are just doughy duplicates of each other.

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

  • Behind him rose the round, doughy visage of his wife, blank with awe.

    A Prairie Infanta

    Eva Wilder Brodhead

British Dictionary definitions for doughy


adjective doughier or doughiest
  1. resembling dough in consistency, colour, etc; soft, pallid, or flabby
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