Navy bakers knead, cut, whip, and roll dough





  • From Middle English dow, dogh, dagh, from Old English dāg, from Proto-Germanic *daigaz ("dough"), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyǵʰ- ("to knead, form, mold"). Cognate with Scots daich, dauch, doach, West Frisian daai ("dough"), Dutch deeg ("dough"), Low German Deeg ("dough"), German Teig ("dough"), Norwegian Bokmål deig ("dough"), Danish dej ("dough"), Swedish deg ("dough"), Icelandic deig ("dough").
  • The derivation of the second meaning (of money) is obscure, but dates to the mid 19th century.

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