Definition for DOUGH'TY

DOUGH'TY, a. [dou'ty; Sax. dohtig, brave, noble; Dan. dygtig, able, fit; Sax. dugan, to be able or strong, to be good; D. deugen; G. taugen; Sw. duga; Dan. duer; hence, Sax. dugoth, valor, strength, or virtue; Ir. deagh, diagh, good; allied probably to L. deceo. See Decent.]

Brave; valiant; eminent; noble; illustrious; as, a doughty hero. – Pope. It is now seldom used except in irony or burlesque.

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