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Navy bakers knead, cut, whip, and roll dough

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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).

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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.
    • 1906, O. Henry, “From the Cabby's Seat”, in The Four MillionIA, page 170:
      "I want to see four dollars before goin' any further on th' thrip. Have ye got th' dough?"
    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?

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dough (third-person singular simple present doughs, present participle doughing, simple past and past participle doughed)

  1. (transitive) To make into dough.
    The flour was doughed with a suitable quantity of water.

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