Dough is a thick mixture of flour and other ingredients that can be kneaded, baked, and eaten. Bread dough needs to rise before you bake it in a hot oven.

Many baked goods begin their lives as dough, including bread, rolls, and some cookies. Dough is stiff enough that you can shape it, pull pieces off of it, stretch it and knead it. Informally, dough can also mean "money." If your friend says, "I make so much dough waiting tables!" he probably means money, not cookie dough. The word comes from an Indo-European root that means "smear" or "knead."

Definitions of dough

n a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

pastry, pastry dough
a dough of flour and water and shortening
bread dough
any of various doughs for bread
pate feuillete, puff paste
dough used for very light flaky rich pastries
Type of:
concoction, intermixture, mixture
any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

n informal term for money

boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
Type of:
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

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