(usually uncountable, plural doughs)
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present doughs, present participle doughing, simple past and past participle doughed)
- To make into dough.
- The flour was doughed with a suitable quantity of water.
From Middle English dow, dogh, dagh, from Old English dāh, dāg, from Proto-Germanic *daigaz (“dough”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeygʰ- (“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”).