Televised sports of every kind are largely underwritten by commercials for beer, pizza, fast food, donuts, soft drinks and so on.
The most recent collection is called Otherwise Known as the Human Condition; the phrase is taken from an essay on donuts.
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The donuts came to his store in packages, to which Ligon's staff affixed various lying stickers.
Several group heads had apparently boasted about how some of their employees would be getting “donuts.”
And so he goes out and does donuts in the parking lot and has a great time.
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1809, American English, from dough + nut (n.), probably on the notion of being a small round lump (the holes came later, first mentioned c.1861). First recorded by Washington Irving, who described them as "balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks." Earlier name for it was dough-boy (1680s). Bartlett (1848) meanwhile lists doughnuts and crullers among the types of olycokes, a word he derives from Dutch olikoek, literally "oil-cake," to indicate a cake fried in lard.
The ladies of Augusta, Maine, set in operation and carried out a novel idea, namely, the distribution of over fifty bushels of doughnuts to the Third volunteer regiment of that State. A procession of ladies, headed by music, passed between double lines of troops, who presented arms, and were afterwards drawn up in hollow square to receive from tender and gracious hands the welcome doughnation. [Frazar Kirkland, "Anecdotes of the Rebellion," 1866]Meaning "a driving in tight circles" is U.S. slang, 1981. Cf. also donut.
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.