A baker kneads a lump of dough.
- Dough is defined as a mixture of dry flours or grains, a liquid and leavening that is then kneaded and cooked to form a baked food.
An example of dough is the wheat flour mixture used to make bread.
- The definition of dough is slang for money.
An example of dough is the cash in your pocket.
- a mixture of flour, liquid, leavening, and other ingredients, worked into a soft, thick mass for baking into bread, pastry, etc.
- any pasty mass like this
- Slang money
Origin of doughMiddle English from Old English dag, akin to Gothic daigs, German teig from Indo-European base an unverified form dhei?h-, to knead, form from source Classical Greek teichos, wall, Classical Latin fingere, to form
- a. A soft, thick mixture of dry ingredients, such as flour or meal, and liquid, such as water, that is kneaded, shaped, and baked, especially as bread or pastry.b. A pasty mass similar to this mixture.
- Slang Money.
Origin of doughMiddle English dogh from Old English dāg ; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural doughs)
(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”).