- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. cruller, beignet, fried cake, dunker (sl.), tire (sl.). See food.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. donut, fried cake, cruller, raised doughnut, jelly doughnut, powdered doughnut, chocolate doughnut, etc; bismarck, sinker*, dunker*, gasket*; see also cake 2 , pastry .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.donut, *sinker, cruller, cake, oli- cook (oil cake).
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Doughnut — Dough nut, n. A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
doughnut — (n.) 1809, American English, from DOUGH (Cf. dough) + NUT (Cf. nut). First recorded by Washington Irving, who described them as balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks. Meaning a driving in tight circles is … Etymology dictionary
doughnut — [n] sweet ring shaped fried cake bun, cruller, danish, dunker*, pastry, sinker*, sweet roll; concepts 457,461 … New thesaurus
doughnut — (also US donut) ► NOUN ▪ a small fried cake or ring of sweetened dough … English terms dictionary
doughnut — [dō′nut΄] n. a small, usually ring shaped cake of sweetened, leavened dough, fried in deep fat … English World dictionary
Doughnut — For other uses, see Doughnut (disambiguation). A glazed doughnut … Wikipedia
Doughnut — Donut Pour l’article homonyme, voir DONUT. Donut au chocolat … Wikipédia en Français
doughnut — 1. adjective (derogatory slang) A fat person. Syn: Swiss roll 2. noun a) A deep fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal (a ring doughnut) often mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings; or flattened sphere (a filled doughnut)… … Wiktionary
doughnut — UK [ˈdəʊˌnʌt] / US [ˈdoʊˌnʌt] noun [countable] Word forms doughnut : singular doughnut plural doughnuts a round sweet food, often in the shape of a ring, that is made by cooking dough in oil … English dictionary
doughnut — also donut noun Date: circa 1809 1. a small usually ring shaped cake fried in fat 2. something (as a mathematical torus) that resembles a doughnut especially in shape • doughnutlike adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary