What does dough mean?


When you have a lot of dough, you either have a lot of money, or you're a baker (who may also have a lot of money). It is one of many slang terms for money, along with scrilla, mula, and paper.

Many people understand dough as a term that refers to money, or at least something of monetary value, like gold, diamonds, and fancy cars. And people of all ages may use the term, from kids to adults.

Dough dates back to at least the middle of the 20th century and comes from bread slang term. Nowadays, people still commonly use the term. For example, "Did you see the bling around his neck? I didn't know he had that much dough!"


You got that nice fancy job now, huh? You making a lot of dough?

Rapping about that dough

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Updated April 25, 2022

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