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



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 Originlate Old English dohtig, variant of dyhtig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duchtig and German tüchtig.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doughty