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Meaning of dough by Wiktionary Dictionary




    From Old English dāh, from Proto-Germanic *daigaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeigʰ- ( “to knead” ). Cognate with Dutch deeg, German Teig, Swedish deg .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /dəʊ/
    • ( US ) IPA: /doʊ/
      Rhymes: -əʊ
    • Homophone: do ( music ), doe, doh, d'oh


    dough ( usually uncountable; plural: doughs )

    1. A thick, malleable substance made by mixing flour with other ingredients such as water, eggs, and/or butter, that is made into a particular form and then baked .
      Pizza dough is very stretchy .
    2. ( slang ) Money .
      His mortgage payments left him short on dough .

    Derived terms

Explanation of dough by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

    2. informal terms for money

    Definition of dough by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Dough n. [OE. dagh, dogh, dow, AS. dāh; akin to D. deeg, G. teig, Icel. deig, Sw. deg, Dan. deig, Goth. daigs; also, to Goth. deigan to knead, L. fingere to form, shape, Skr. dih to smear; cf. Gr. wall, to touch, handle. Cf. Feign, Figure, Dairy, Duff.]
      1. Paste of bread; a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, kneaded or unkneaded, but not yet baked; as, “to knead dough”.

      2. Anything of the consistency of such paste.

      To have one's cake dough. See under Cake.