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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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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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