Doughnut meaning

dōnŭt, -nət
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Something whose form is reminiscent of a ring-shaped cake.
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A fast, tight 360° turn made in a motor vehicle or motorized boat.
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A small ring-shaped cake made of rich, light dough that is fried in deep fat.
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A small, typically ring-shaped cake of sweetened, leavened dough, fried in deep fat.
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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.
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Anything in the shape of a torus.
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(North America) A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.
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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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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.

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