from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small ring-shaped cake made of rich, light dough that is fried in deep fat. Also called regionally olicook.
- n. Something whose form is reminiscent of a ring-shaped cake.
- n. A fast, tight 360° turn made in a motor vehicle or motorized boat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Anything in the shape of a torus.
- n. A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.
- n. A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small spongy cake made of dough (usually sweetened and spiced) and fried in lard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a toroidal shape
- n. a small ring-shaped friedcake
The word doughnut was coined in the United States in the 19th century to name what the Dutch called olykoeks, portions of fried sweetened dough.
It says that the doughnut is a loved Canadian food.
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They sought what they called a doughnut hole-shaped district, centered on the county.
Most of us know that a jelly glazed doughnut is not a healthy snack option, and that hitting the vending machine in the late afternoon isn't the best idea.
On Monday, he will start a humble, Hillary Rodham Clinton-like "listening tour" in doughnut shops and L stops through eight city neighborhoods.
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The first is commonly known as the "doughnut model".
If her doughnut is chosen from the 12 finalists, it will land on Dunkin 'Donuts' shelves this year.