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dough / / • n. 1. a thick, malleable mixture of flour and liquid, used for baking into bread or pastry. 2. inf. money: lots of dough. DERIVATIVES: dough·i·ness n. dough·y adj. (dough·i·er , dough·i·est ) . ORIGIN: Old English dāg, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch deeg and German Teig, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘smear, knead.’

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dough OE. dāg = MLG. dēch (Du. deg), OHG. teic (G. teig), ON. deig, Goth. daigs :- Gmc. *daiʒaz, f. IE. base *dhoigh- *dheigh- *dhigh- smear, knead (so Goth. digan), whence also Skr. degdhi smears, L. fingere (see FICTION), Gr. teîkhos, toîkhos wall, Lith. dýẑti thrash.

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dough Mixture of flour and liquid (water or milk) used to make bread and pastry. May contain yeast or baking powder as leavening agent.

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