Donald vs Bagel - What's the difference?

donald | bagel |

As a proper noun donald

is .

As a noun bagel is

bagel (toroidal bread roll).



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1816 , Old Mortality , Samuel H. Parker, 1836, page 232
  • "Country?" replied Cuddie; "ou, the country's weel eneugh, and it werena that dour deevil, Calver'se, ( they ca' him Dundee now) that's stirring about yet in the Highlands, they say, with a' the Donalds , and Duncans, and Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi' him, to set things asteer again, - - -
  • * 1980 , The Glass House, a Novella and Stories , Viking Press, 1980, ISBN 0670341797, page 76:
  • My friends call me Terry. My husband always used my full name, Teresa. He said it made him feel like he was married to a foreign woman. And I never called him Don or Donny or Donny Joe. I called him Donald from the first time we met.
  • * 1991 , Donald Duk , Coffee House Press, 1991, ISBN 0918273838, page 1
  • Donald' Duk never liked his name. He hates his name. He is not a duck. He is not a cartoon character. - - - "Only the Chinese are stupid enough to give a kid a stupid name like '''Donald''' Duk," ' Donald Duk says to himself.

    Usage notes

    *Popular in all English-speaking countries in the first half of the 20th century.

    Derived terms

    * Donald Duck * (pet forms) Don, Donnie, Donny * (female given name) Donna



    Alternative forms

    * beigel (UK)


    (en noun)
  • A toroidal bread roll that is boiled before it is baked.
  • (tennis, slang) A score of 6-0 in a set (after the shape of a bagel, which looks like a zero).
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=January 30 , author=Piers Newbery , title=Australian Open: Djokovic too good for Murray in final , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The Scot, who had been close to a two-set deficit in his semi-final against David Ferrer, avoided the dreaded bagel by seeing off a set point at 5-0 down before finally breaking the Djokovic serve to love as he began to go for his shots with the set seemingly gone. }}
  • (slang, among South African Jews) An overly materialistic and excessively groomed young man.
  • See also

    * Beuge * beugen * Beugung * Biege * biegen * Biegung * donut, doughnut * torus, toroid


    * * (wikipedia "bagel")


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