Doughty

Dough"ty

(dou"t), a. [Compar. Doughtier (dou"t*r); superl. Doughtiest.] [OE. duhti, dohti, douhti, brave, valiant, fit, useful, AS. dyhtig; akin to G. tchtig, Dan. dygtig, Sw. dygdig virtuous, and fr. AS. dugan to avail, be of use, be strong, akin to D. deugen, OHG. tugan, G. taugen, Icel. & Sw. duga, Dan. due, Goth. dugan, but of uncertain origin; cf. Skr. duh to milk, give milk, draw out, or Gr. ty`chh fortune. 68.] Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.
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Sir Thopas wex [grew] a doughty swain.
Chaucer.
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Doughty families, hugging old musty quarrels to their hearts, buffet each other from generation to generation.
Motley.
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Now seldom used, except in irony or burlesque.
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