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EtymologyEdit

dough +‎ nut, 1809.[1] Originally small, nut-sized balls of fried dough, with the toroidal shape becoming common in the twentieth century. First attested in Knickerbocker’s History of New York, by Washington Irving, 1809.

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filled doughnuts

doughnut (plural doughnuts)

  1. A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal (a ring doughnut) often mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings; or flattened sphere (a filled doughnut) shape filled with jam, custard or cream.
  2. Anything in the shape of a torus.
  3. (Canada, US) A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.
  4. A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.

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  • (anything in the shape of a torus): ring, torus

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ doughnut”, Wordorigins.org, Dave Wilton, Sunday, June 11, 2006.