dough
noun Etymology: Middle English dogh, from Old English dāg; akin to Old High German teic dough, Latin fingere to shape, Greek teichos wall Date: before 12th century 1. a mixture that consists essentially of flour or meal and a liquid (as milk or water) and is stiff enough to knead or roll 2. something resembling dough especially in consistency 3. money 4. doughboydoughlike adjective

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  • dough — dough·er·ty; dough; dough·i·ness; dough·nut; dough·ti·ly; dough·ti·ness; dough·ty; …   English syllables

  • dough — [dəʊ ǁ doʊ] noun [uncountable] informal money: • He made a huge pile of dough working for an investment bank. * * * dough UK US /dəʊ/ noun [U] INFORMAL ► money: »He says he can make a lot of d …   Financial and business terms

  • Dough — Dough, n. [OE. dagh, dogh, dow, AS. d[=a]h; 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dough — dough, batter, paste are quasi synonyms often confused in their modern cookery senses. All denote a mixture of flour, liquid, salt, and supplementary ingredients, but each suggests a difference both in consistency as a result of the variety and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dough — O.E. dag dough, from P.Gmc. *daigaz something kneaded (Cf. O.N. deig, Swed. deg, M.Du. deech, Du. deeg, O.H.G. teic, Ger. Teig, Goth. daigs dough ), from PIE *dheigh to build, to form, to knead (Cf. Skt …   Etymology dictionary

  • dough — [dəu US dou] n [: Old English; Origin: dag] 1.) [singular, U] a mixture of flour and water ready to be baked into bread, ↑pastry etc 2.) [U] informal money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dough — [ dou ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a mixture of flour, water, SHORTENING, etc. that is baked to make bread or PASTRY 2. ) uncount INFORMAL money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dough — [n] money beans*, boodle*, bread*, bucks*, cabbage*, cash, change, chips, clams*, coin, coinage, cold cash, currency, dinero, funds, greenback*, hard cash*, legal tender, lettuce*, loot, moola, pesos*, wealth; concept 340 …   New thesaurus

  • dough — ► NOUN 1) a thick mixture of flour and liquid, for baking into bread or pastry. 2) informal money. DERIVATIVES doughy adjective (doughier, doughiest) . ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • dough — [dō] n. [ME < OE dag, akin to Goth daigs, Ger teig < IE base * dheiĝh , to knead, form > Gr teichos, wall, L fingere, to form] 1. a mixture of flour, liquid, leavening, and other ingredients, worked into a soft, thick mass for baking… …   English World dictionary

  • Dough — Jon Dough mit seiner Ehefrau Monique DeMoan (2005) Jon Dough (* 12. November 1962 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; † 27. August 2006 in Chatsworth in Kalifornien; eigentlich Chet Anuszek) war ein US amerikanischer Pornodarsteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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