- An old, mean person.
Don't pay any attention to Fred, he's a sourdough.
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sourdough — [sour′dō΄] n. 1. Dial. leaven 2. a) fermenting dough saved from one baking to be used for producing fermentation in a later one, thus avoiding the need for fresh yeast b) bread made with such dough: in full sourdough bread 3. a prospector or… … English World dictionary
sourdough — c.1300, fermented dough, from SOUR (Cf. sour) + DOUGH (Cf. dough). The meaning Arctic prospector or pioneer is from 1898 Yukon gold rush, from the practice of saving a lump of fermented dough as leaven for raising bread baked during the winter … Etymology dictionary
sourdough — ► NOUN 1) leaven for making bread, consisting of fermenting dough, originally that left over from a previous baking. 2) bread made using such leaven … English terms dictionary
Sourdough — Two round loaves of naturally leavened (sourdough) bread. Sourdough is a dough containing a Lactobacillus culture, usually in symbiotic combination with yeasts. It is one of two principal means of biological leavening in bread baking, along with… … Wikipedia
sourdough — /soweur doh , sow euhr /, n. 1. leaven, esp. fermented dough retained from one baking and used, rather than fresh yeast, to start the next. 2. a prospector or pioneer, esp. in Alaska or Canada. 3. any longtime resident, esp. in Alaska or Canada.… … Universalium
sourdough — noun Date: 14th century 1. a leaven consisting of dough in which fermentation is active 2. [from the use of sourdough for making bread in prospectors camps] a veteran inhabitant and especially an old time prospector of Alaska or northwestern… … New Collegiate Dictionary
sourdough — noun Sourdough is used before these nouns: ↑bread … Collocations dictionary
sourdough — noun (U) AmE uncooked dough (=bead mixture) that is left to ferment 1 before being used to make bread: sourdough bread … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
sourdough — raugas statusas Aprobuotas sritis duonos ir miltiniai gaminiai apibrėžtis Skystas ar tirštas pusgaminis, kuriame iš ankstesnės gamybos raugo arba pradinio raugo patekę mikroorganizmai (pvz., pieno rūgšties bakterijos, mielės) yra aktyvūs arba… … Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)
sourdough — Synonyms and related words: acid, acidulant, bread and butter pickle, butty, chokecherry, collier, crab apple, desert rat, dill pickle, driller, gold digger, gold miner, gold panner, green apple, lemon, lime, miner, mineworker, pickle, prospector … Moby Thesaurus