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[doh-ee] /ˈdoʊ i/
adjective, doughier, doughiest.
of or like dough, especially in being soft and heavy or pallid and flabby:
a doughy consistency; a fat, doughy face.
Origin of doughy
1595-1605; dough + -y1
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doughiness, noun Unabridged
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  • The gnocchi were big and doughy, a texture only exacerbated by a cheesy center.
  • Biscuits arrive with a luxurious golden crust on the outside and a gooey, doughy center.
  • Delivered from presliced, doughy white, they believe that making better bread makes a better world.
  • Add milk and continue mixing until it forms a doughy consistency.
  • Nicely rounded, but the nose and the taste are both a bit doughy.
British Dictionary definitions for doughy


adjective doughier, doughiest
resembling dough in consistency, colour, etc; soft, pallid, or flabby
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