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dough

[doh] /doʊ/
noun
1.
flour or meal combined with water, milk, etc., in a mass for baking into bread, cake, etc.; paste of bread.
2.
any similar soft, pasty mass.
3.
Slang. money.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English do(u)gh, do(u)h, dou(e), Old English dāg, dāh; cognate with Dutch deeg, Old Norse deig, Gothic daigs, German Teig
Related forms
doughlike, adjective
Can be confused
doe, dough.
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  • Focaccia doughs are similar in style and texture to pizza doughs.
British Dictionary definitions for doughs

dough

/dəʊ/
noun
1.
a thick mixture of flour or meal and water or milk, used for making bread, pastry, etc
2.
any similar pasty mass
3.
a slang word for money
Word Origin
Old English dāg; related to Old Norse deig, Gothic daigs, Old High German teig dough, Sanskrit degdhi he daubs; see dairy, duff1, lady
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Word Origin and History for doughs

dough

n.

Old English dag "dough," from Proto-Germanic *daigaz "something kneaded" (cf. Old Norse deig, Swedish deg, Middle Dutch deech, Dutch deeg, Old High German teic, German Teig, Gothic daigs "dough"), from PIE *dheigh- "to build, to form, to knead" (cf. Sanskrit dehah "body," literally "that which is formed," dih- "to besmear;" Greek teikhos "wall;" Latin fingere "to form, fashion," figura "a shape, form, figure;" Gothic deigan "to smear;" Old Irish digen "firm, solid," originally "kneaded into a compact mass"). Meaning "money" is from 1851.

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Slang definitions & phrases for doughs

dough

noun
  1. Money; bread: And to get the dough we'll put our watch and chain in hock (1851+)
  2. doughboy
Related Terms

case dough, heavy money


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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doughs in the Bible

(batsek, meaning "swelling," i.e., in fermentation). The dough the Israelites had prepared for baking was carried away by them out of Egypt in their kneading-troughs (Ex. 12:34, 39). In the process of baking, the dough had to be turned (Hos. 7:8).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for doughs

dough

mixture of flour and liquid with other ingredients, such as leavening agents, shortening, sugar, salt, eggs, and various flavouring materials, used to make baked products. A similar mixture, in more liquefied form, is known as batter

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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