donut

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See also: dónut, dònut, Donut, and dönüt

English[edit]

It has been requested that this entry be merged with doughnut(+).

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of doughnut, from dough +‎ nut. Attested 1900.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

donut (plural donuts)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard, or cream.
    • 1900, George Wilbur Peck, Peck's bad boy and his pa, Stanton and Van Vliet, page 107:
      [] Pa said he guessed he hadn't got much appetite, and he would just drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut.
  2. (chiefly Canada, US) Anything in the shape of a circle or torus.
    • 2021 March 10, Drachinifel, 20:44 from the start, in Guadalcanal Campaign - The Big Night Battle: Night 1 (IJN 3(?) : 2 USN)[1], archived from the original on 17 October 2022:
      The Long Lances, however, were thick in the water, and soon Portland was hit in the stern, sending her turning donuts across the ocean trying to work out which way to point her guns, popping off occasional shots at Hiei, which, by now, was heavily ablaze and a very obvious target in the night.
  3. (Canada, US, Europe, automobile) A peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of a donut; a 360-degree skid.
    • 2016 January 12, “'Boy racer' fined over donut tribute to pal”, in Belfast Telegraph[2]:
      The court heard that at the junction of the Ballyveely Road, Leslie - who was driving a BMW - performed the 'donuts' as others looked on.
  4. (Canada, US) A spare tire, smaller and less durable than a full-sized tire, only intended for temporary use.
  5. A toroidal cushion typically used by hemorrhoid patients.
  6. (Canada, US, slang) An idiot.
    Nice going, you donut!
  7. (music, slang) A whole note.

Usage notes[edit]

This spelling was rare until 1950s, increasingly popular since then,[2] possibly influenced by spread of Dunkin' Donuts (founded 1950).[3]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: dónute, dônute (Brazil), donut (unadapted spelling)

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Wilbur Peck, Peck’s bad boy and his pa, 1900, Stanton and Van Vliet, p. 107
  2. ^ donut, doughnut”, Google Ngram viewer
  3. ^ The Language Time Machine: Google’s Ngram Viewer gave us a new way to explore history, but has it led to any real discoveries?”, by Elizabeth Weingarten, Slate, Sept. 9, 2013

Anagrams[edit]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Noun[edit]

donut

  1. a doughnut; a deep-fried piece of dough or batter

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English donut, from older doughnut.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoː.nʏt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: do‧nut

Noun[edit]

donut m (plural donuts, diminutive donutje n)

  1. A doughnut, a donut.
    De Amerikaanse veteraan was nog steeds verbolgen over de donuts van het Rode Kruis.
    The American veteran was still enraged about the donuts of the Red Cross.

Related terms[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

donut m (plural donuts)

  1. doughnut (deep-fried piece of dough or batter)
    Synonym: beignet

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English donut.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdow.nɐt͡ʃ/ [ˈdoʊ̯.nɐt͡ʃ], /ˈdow.nɐ.t͡ʃi/ [ˈdoʊ̯.nɐ.t͡ʃi], /ˈdɐ̃.nɐt͡ʃ/, /ˈdɐ̃.nɐ.t͡ʃi/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdow.nɐt͡ʃ/ [ˈdoʊ̯.nɐt͡ʃ], /ˈdɐ.nɐt͡ʃ/

Noun[edit]

donut m (plural donuts)

  1. Alternative form of dónute

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

donut m (plural donuts)

  1. Alternative form of dónut (donut, doughnut)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

"Donut" to the left and "munkar" to the right, in a store.

donut c

  1. (retail) donut; deep-fried toroidal piece of dough
    Synonyms: munk, flottyrring

Declension[edit]

Declension of donut 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative donut donuten donuts donutsen
Genitive donuts donutens donuts donutsens

References[edit]