What does doughnut mean?

Definitions for doughnutˈdoʊ nət, -ˌnʌt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word doughnut.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring(noun)

    a toroidal shape

    "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"

  2. doughnut, donut, sinker(noun)

    a small ring-shaped friedcake


  1. doughnut(Noun)

    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.

  2. doughnut(Noun)

    Anything in the shape of a torus.

  3. doughnut(Noun)

    A peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of circle; a 360-degree skid.

  4. doughnut(Noun)

    A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.

  5. Origin: Dough + nut, first attested in in Washington Irving's Knickerbocker’s History of New York, 1809. The original doughnuts were small, nut-sized balls of fried dough (the toroidal shape was to become common in the twentieth century).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doughnut(noun)

    a small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard


  1. Doughnut

    A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar glazing, chocolate glazing, or maple glazing. The two most common types are the toroidal ring doughnut and the filled doughnut—which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Other shapes include rings, balls, and flattened spheres, as well as ear shapes, twists and other forms. Doughnut varieties are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doughnut in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doughnut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Madden:

    When you go to a diner or a coffee shop, you'd be surprised how often patrons will offer you a doughnut, a piece of pie, something that is deep-fried, has sugar on it, at the Iowa State Fair, everything is deep-fried and on a stick. It's hard to resist.

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