How do you spell it, donut or doughnut?

Question:I say Donut cuz it's shorter

Answers:
Are you in America or the UK?
US is Donut, UK is doughnut... they're interchangeable though, I've seen both in both places.
donut
It was a spellng be word Lol
doesn't matter. Let's go Red Wings.
It's probably both. They're probably different language spellings.
I spell it Do Not.


as in, do not disturb.
true..saves energy..lol
Doughnut is the correct way to spell it. Donut is only the phonetical representation used because it is shorter and cost less to use on signs etc.
donut. but for a long time i thought it ended with an e.
donut
a doughnut is made of dough right? its not a do nut.
It is donut. I have never thought about it and am now wondering if that was originally a brand name or just what since the obvious way of spelling would have been doughnut.
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After posting I read Leeeeona's answer. That seems right to me.
I say Krispy Kreme
I don't write that word very often and I can't remember which one I've ever used, but both are acceptable.
Doughnut...because they're made outta dough. lol the nut part ...hrrm not sure, my G-ma makes doughnuts, she's a bit of a nut herself...maybe that's why.
Donut
OMG! Revelation!

I use both spellings in my daily life but I never realized. I totally have never realized their were two spellings. Thank you!
dough·nut -noun

dictionary.com states:
1. a small cake of sweetened or, sometimes, unsweetened dough fried in deep fat, typically shaped like a ring or, when prepared with a filling, a ball.
2. anything shaped like a thick ring; an annular object; toroid.

so it's doughnut.
All depends on how hungry you are. If you are really hungry, you will probably want to spell it donut...it is shorter!
it really doesn't matter how you say it, its how you spell it that counts, but ive always thought that saying donut was like a shortcut like tonite instead of tonight... i say: "Doughnut"
Neither. the correct spelling of the word is I-T!
The earliest known recorded usage of the term dates an 1808 short story [2] describing a spread of "fire-cakes and dough-nuts." Washington Irving's reference to "doughnuts" in 1809 in his History of New York is more commonly cited as the first written recording of the term. Irving described "balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks."[3] These "nuts" of fried dough might now be called doughnut holes. "Doughnut" is the more traditional spelling, and still dominates outside the US. At present, "doughnut" and the shortened form "donut" are both pervasive in American English. The first known printed use of "donut" was in a Los Angeles Times article dated August 10, 1929. There, Bailey Millard jokingly complains about the decline of spelling, and that he "can't swallow the 'wel-dun donut' nor the ever so 'gud bred'." The interchangeability of the two spellings can be found in a series of "National Donut Week" articles in The New York Times that covered the 1939 World's Fair. In four articles beginning October 9, two mention the "donut" spelling. Dunkin' Donuts, which was founded in 1948 under the name Open Kettle (Quincy, Massachusetts), is the oldest surviving company to use the "donut" variation, but the now defunct Mayflower Donut Corporation appears to be the first company to use that spelling, having done so prior to World War II.
"Donut" is a variant of "Doughnut" used almost exclusively in the US.

Here's some info from Wikipedia.com

""Doughnut" is the more traditional spelling, and still dominates outside the US. At present, "doughnut" and the shortened form "donut" are both pervasive in American English. The first known printed use of "donut" was in a Los Angeles Times article dated August 10, 1929. There, Bailey Millard jokingly complains about the decline of spelling, and that he "can't swallow the 'wel-dun donut' nor the ever so 'gud bred'." The interchangeability of the two spellings can be found in a series of "National Donut Week" articles in The New York Times that covered the 1939 World's Fair. In four articles beginning October 9, two mention the "donut" spelling. Dunkin' Donuts, which was founded in 1948 under the name Open Kettle (Quincy, Massachusetts), is the oldest surviving company to use the "donut" variation, but the now defunct Mayflower Donut Corporation appears to be the first company to use that spelling, having done so prior to World War II."
Canadians say Donut.
Donut for Brit. English
Doughnut for Am. English.
I use Brit. English, so I spell it as donut.
Doughnut
spell it donut most of the times. sometimes i spell it doughnut, though...

both spellings are correct :) donut is American English (i studied American English). doughnut is England's English.

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