Meaning of doughnut

dough•nut

Pronunciation: (dō'nut, -nut"), [key]
— n.
  1. a small cake of sweetened or, sometimes, unsweetened dough fried in deep fat, typically shaped like a ring or, when prepared with a filling, a ball.
  2. anything shaped like a thick ring; an annular object; toroid.
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