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dido

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noun di·do \ˈdī-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of dido

plural didoes or didos

  1. 1 :  a mischievous or capricious act :  prank, antic —often used in the phrase cut didoes

  2. 2 :  something that is frivolous or showy



Examples of dido

  1. <known for cutting didoes at the holiday party held each year at the office>



Origin of dido

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1807


Dido

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noun Di·do \ˈdī-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of Dido

  1. :  a legendary queen of Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid who kills herself when Aeneas leaves her



Origin of dido

Latin, from Greek Didō


First Known Use: 14th century

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