See also: dónut

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of doughnut, from dough +‎ nut. Attested 1900.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈdoʊnət/, /ˈdoʊˌnʌt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

NounEdit

donut (plural donuts)

  1. (American spelling, Canadian spelling) A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard or cream.
    • 1900, George Wilbur Peck, Peck’s bad boy and his pa, Stanton and Van Vliet, p. 107:
      …Pa said he guessed he hadn’t got much appetite, and he would just drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut.
  2. (Canada, US) Anything in the shape of a torus.
  3. (Canada, US, automobile) A peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of donut; a 360-degree skid.
  4. (Canada, US) A spare tire, smaller and less durable than a full-sized tire, only intended for temporary use.
  5. A toroidal cushion typically used by hemorrhoid patients.
  6. (Canada, US, slang) An idiot. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Usage notesEdit

This spelling was rare until 1950s, increasingly popular since then,[2] possibly influenced by spread of Dunkin' Donuts (founded 1950).[3]

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ George Wilbur Peck, Peck’s bad boy and his pa, 1900, Stanton and Van Vliet, p. 107
  2. ^ donut, doughnut”, Google Ngram viewer
  3. ^ The Language Time Machine: Google’s Ngram Viewer gave us a new way to explore history, but has it led to any real discoveries?”, by Elizabeth Weingarten, Slate, Sept. 9, 2013

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

NounEdit

donut

  1. a doughnut; a deep-fried piece of dough or batter

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

donut m (plural donuts)

  1. doughnut (deep-fried piece of dough or batter)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

NounEdit

donut m (plural donuts)

  1. doughnut (deep-fried piece of dough or batter)
    Synonym: rosquinha

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

donut m (plural donuts)

  1. Alternative form of dónut (donut, doughnut)