Porridge vs Dough - What's the difference?

porridge | dough |


As nouns the difference between porridge and dough

is that porridge is a type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley while dough is a thick, malleable substance made by mixing flour with other ingredients such as water, eggs, and/or butter, that is made into a particular form and then baked.

As a verb dough is

to make into dough.

porridge

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.
  • A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.
  • Eat your porridge while it's hot!
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  • (British slang) A prison sentence.
  • Just do your porridge and keep your head down.

    See also

    * gruel * oatmeal

    dough

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (dialectal)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A thick, malleable substance made by mixing flour with other ingredients such as water, eggs, and/or butter, that is made into a particular form and then baked.
  • Pizza dough is very stretchy.
  • (slang) Money.
  • His mortgage payments left him short on dough .

    Derived terms

    * doughboy * doughnut * doughy * rolling in dough

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make into dough.
  • The flour was doughed with a suitable quantity of water.

    Derived terms

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