From Middle English dow, dogh, dagh, from Old English dāh, dāg (“dough”), from Proto-Germanic *daigaz (“dough”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyǵʰ- (“to knead, form, mold”). Cognate with Scots daich, dauch, doach (“dough”), West Frisian daai (“dough”), Dutch deeg (“dough”), Low German Deeg (“dough”), German Teig (“dough”), Danish dej (“dough”), Swedish deg (“dough”), Icelandic deig (“dough”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /dəʊ/
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- (US) IPA(key): /doʊ/
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- Rhymes: -əʊ
- Homophones: do (music), doe, doh, d'oh
- 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.
- (slang) Money.
- His mortgage payments left him short on dough.
- Hey Martin, we are playing a hold'em card game for some dough, would you like to join?
- (transitive) To make into dough.
- The flour was doughed with a suitable quantity of water.