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dough-boys

/dówbohyz/, dobies /dówbiz/, doughs /dowz/ [cf. Krio dombay (Mende domba,dombei ditto, Vai dumbai cassava balls), ...a dish of boiled mashed cassava or coco-yam KED all prob­ably from OED dough-boy naut. and colonial: a boiled flour dumpling; nautical: suet dumplings boiled in sea water...a corruption of dough balls (Smyth)]

n. dumplings: 1966 I need some doughboy to eat tonight (Crowley 95). 1977 dumplings, or doughs (Albury 18). Coconut dobies (San Sal.) (Gen.)

Tags: food, noun

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Last update: 2011-02-14 02:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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