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Doughter vs. Daughter: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Doughter" is an incorrect spelling. The correct term is "Daughter," referring to one's female child.

Which is correct: Doughter or Daughter

How to spell Daughter?

Doughter is Incorrect

Daughter is Correct


Key Differences

Associate "Daughter" with "Slaughter" (only in terms of spelling!).
It's "Daugh-ter", not "Dough-ter."
Recollect the word "laughter"; "Daughter" replaces the 'l' with 'd'.
Remember "Daughter" has "augh" which sounds like "aw" in the middle.
Think of "augh" as the heart of the word, since daughters are often at the heart of families.

Correct usage of Daughter

He has one doughter and two sons.
He has one daughter and two sons.
Their youngest doughter just learned to walk.
Their youngest daughter just learned to walk.
He took his doughter out for ice cream.
He took his daughter out for ice cream.
Their doughter is starting school this fall.
Their daughter is starting school this fall.

Daughter Definitions

An atom or molecule derived from another in a specified process.
Radon is a daughter product of uranium.
A term to address a girl or a woman in a kind manner.
How can I help you, daughter?
One's female child.
A female descendant.
A woman considered as if in a relationship of child to parent
A daughter of the nation.
One that is personified or regarded as a female descendant
"Culturally Japan is a daughter of Chinese civilization" (Edwin O. Reischauer).
The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
Possessing the characteristics of a daughter; having the relationship of a daughter.
Of or relating to a cell, organelle, or other structure produced by division or replication
Daughter cell.
Daughter DNA.
Produced by or resulting from the decay of a radioactive element
Daughter atom.
Daughter nuclide.
One’s female offspring.
I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
A daughter language.
(physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.
A descendant.
(by extension) A female character of a creator.
A familiar address to a female person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.
The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; - applied also to the lower animals.
A female descendant; a woman.
This woman, being a daughter of Abraham.
Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land.
A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters.
A term of address indicating parental interest.
Daughter, be of good comfort.
A female human offspring;
Her daughter cared for her in her old age
A female child in relation to her parents.
My daughter starts school next week.
The female offspring of a specific thing or place.
She's a daughter of the American Revolution.

Daughter Sentences

My daughter loves to read before bedtime.
His daughter is taking ballet lessons.
Their daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
Their daughter is a talented piano player.
Their daughter has a great imagination and loves to tell stories.
They adopted a daughter last year, and she has become part of the family.
She is teaching her daughter how to bake cookies.
The farmer's daughter helps him in the fields.
Her daughter is always curious, asking questions about everything.
Their daughter decided to major in environmental science.
The queen's daughter was known for her kindness and grace.
His daughter is studying abroad this year.
The tailor's daughter designed her own dress for the prom.
Her daughter is a strong swimmer and competes in local meets.
The chef's daughter has inherited his love for cooking.
The king's daughter played a crucial role in the peace negotiations.
He wrote a book dedicated to his daughter.
Their daughter was elected student body president.
The artist's daughter also shows a passion for painting.

Daughter Idioms & Phrases

Father's daughter

A girl or woman who shares characteristics or qualities with her father.
She's brave and outspoken, truly her father's daughter.

Like mother, like daughter

The daughter is very much like her mother in terms of behavior, interests, or appearance.
She's as kind as her mom. Like mother, like daughter.

Daughter of the Revolution

A woman who is a descendant of someone involved in a country's revolution.
As a daughter of the Revolution, she takes great pride in her ancestry.

Spare the rod and spoil the daughter

Suggesting that if a parent does not discipline their daughter, she will become spoiled.
He believes in strict parenting, adhering to the idea of spare the rod and spoil the daughter.

To give away the daughter

In a wedding, the act of a parent walking the bride (daughter) down the aisle to symbolically give her away to the groom.
He was so proud to give away his daughter on her wedding day.

Mother's daughter

A girl or woman who has traits or behaviors similar to her mother.
She's as charitable as her mother, truly her mother's daughter.

Daughter of the soil

A woman who is native to a particular place.
As a daughter of the soil, she is deeply connected to her hometown's traditions and community.

Worrywart daughter

A daughter who worries excessively.
As a worrywart daughter, she's always concerned about her parents' health.

Daughter of the house

A term used to refer to the daughter of the homeowner or the main family living in the house.
The daughter of the house graciously welcomed the guests.


The wife of one's child.
We're having dinner with our son and daughter-in-law tonight.


Which vowel is used before Daughter? Context is needed; it could be any vowel based on the sentence.

What is the singular form of Daughter? Daughter.

Which conjunction is used with Daughter? It depends on the sentence; any conjunction can be used.

Which article is used with Daughter? Both "a" and "the" can be used depending on context.

Why is it called Daughter? The term originates from Old English "dohtor," which means female child.

What is the verb form of Daughter? Daughter is a noun; it does not have a verb form.

Is Daughter an abstract noun? No, it's a concrete noun.

Is Daughter a negative or positive word? Neutral; it's a descriptor.

What is the pronunciation of Daughter? /ˈdɔː.tər/

What is the root word of Daughter? The Old English "dohtor."

What is the first form of Daughter? Daughter doesn't have verb forms. It's always "Daughter."

What is the second form of Daughter? N/A.

What is the plural form of Daughter? Daughters.

Which preposition is used with Daughter? Contextual. Common ones are "of," "to," and "for."

Is Daughter a noun or adjective? Noun.

Is Daughter an adverb? No.

How do we divide Daughter into syllables? Daugh-ter.

What is the stressed syllable in Daughter? The first syllable: Daugh-.

What is the third form of Daughter? N/A.

How is Daughter used in a sentence? "Her daughter has a recital tomorrow."

Is Daughter a vowel or consonant? The term itself is neither; it's a noun made up of vowels and consonants.

Is Daughter a countable noun? Yes.

Is Daughter a collective noun? No.

Is the Daughter term a metaphor? Not typically, but can be used metaphorically in literature.

What part of speech is Daughter? Noun.

What is another term for Daughter? Girl or female offspring.

Is the word Daughter imperative? No.

How many syllables are in Daughter? Two.

What is the opposite of Daughter? Son.

Which determiner is used with Daughter? It can be "my," "your," "his," "her," "a," "the," etc., based on context.
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