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[doh-nuh t, -nuht] /ˈdoʊ nət, -ˌnʌt/
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Examples from the web for donuts
  • Suddenly every commercial is food-related, every meeting in the office has a box of donuts brought in by the devil.
  • Other than that perhaps bungee prayer meetings might do it, but before the donuts and coffee, of course.
  • Contractor will also furnish drinks and individually wrapped donuts.
  • We are well known for our light fluffy melt in your mouth donuts and delicious strawberry cakes.
  • Small pieces of the donuts may also break off and mix with the broken graham crackers.
  • Even though these donuts may still be warm from baking, the donut sales are taxed at the reduced rate.
British Dictionary definitions for donuts


a variant spelling (esp US) of doughnut
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Word Origin and History for donuts



see doughnut. It turns up as an alternate spelling in U.S. as early as 1870 ("Josh Billings"), common from c.1920 in names of bakeries. Halliwell ("Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words," 1847) has donnut "a pancake made of dough instead of batter," which Bartlett (1848) writes "is no doubt the same word" as the American one.

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donuts in Technology

(Obsolete) A collective noun for any set of memory bits. This usage is extremely archaic and may no longer be live jargon; it dates from the days of ferrite core memories in which each bit was implemented by a doughnut-shaped magnetic flip-flop.
[Jargon File]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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