- a variant spelling (esp US) of doughnut
doughnut or (especially US) donut (ˈdəʊnʌt
- a small cake of sweetened dough, often ring-shaped or spherical with a jam or cream
filling, cooked in hot fat
- anything shaped like a ring, such as the reaction vessel of a thermonuclear reactor
verb -nuts, -nutting, -nutted
- tr (informal) (of Members of Parliament) to surround (a speaker) during the televising of Parliament
to give the impression that the chamber is crowded or the speaker is well supported
Example Sentences Including 'donut'
"There was a little donut shop in the mini-mall at the top of Sepulveda, and it had just opened.
COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
After the most hilarious five minutes of my life I finally take off out of my donut , and land on my head several miles away.
As with'a donut ', the action goes on around the hole, in conference fringe events and networking.
I did not charge in Paris... a meal, a drink, a donut , a bagel, hair gel, orange juice, nothing," he said.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Otherwise I would be dead behind some donut shop with a needle in my arm.
Toronto Sun (2003)
The Lost Boys Loxy and Colin were sitting in the All Flavor donut shop.
LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)
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