doughnut etymology

English word doughnut comes from English nut, English dough

Detailed word origin of doughnut

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nut English (eng) (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used [...]
dough English (eng) (slang) Money.. A thick, malleable substance made by mixing flour with other ingredients such as water, eggs, and/or butter, that is made into a particular form and then baked. (transitive) To make into dough.
doughnut English (eng) (North America) A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.. 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) shape filled with jam, custard or cream.. A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full-sized tyre and is [...]

Words with the same origin as doughnut

Descendants of dough