Doughnut Definition

dōnŭt, -nət
doughnuts
noun
doughnuts
A small, typically ring-shaped cake of sweetened, leavened dough, fried in deep fat.
Webster's New World
Something whose form is reminiscent of a ring-shaped cake.
American Heritage
A fast, tight 360° turn made in a motor vehicle or motorized boat.
American Heritage

Anything in the shape of a torus.

Wiktionary
(North America) A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Doughnut

Noun

Singular:
doughnut
Plural:
doughnuts

Origin of Doughnut

  • dough +‎ nut, 1809. 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.

    From Wiktionary

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