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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doughty  \Dough"ty\,  a.  [Compar.  {Doughtier};  superl. 
  {Doughtiest}.]  [OE.  duhti  dohti,  douhti  brave,  valiant, 
  fit  useful,  AS  dyhtig  akin  to  G.  t["u]chtig,  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  ?  fortune.  ?.] 
  Able;  strong;  valiant;  redoubtable;  as  a  doughty  hero. 
 
  Sir  Thopas  wex  [grew]  a  doughty  swain.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Doughty  families,  hugging  old  musty  quarrels  to  their 
  hearts,  buffet  each  other  from  generation  to 
  generation.  --Motley. 
 
  Note:  Now  seldom  used  except  in  irony  or  burlesque. 




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