Definition of doughty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doughty

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdaʊti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaʊti//
 
(old-fashioned) Brave
 
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brave and strong a doughty defender of women’s rights See related entries: Brave Word Origin late Old English dohtig, variant of dyhtig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duchtig and German tüchtig.
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