dido


di·do

noun \ˈdī-(ˌ)dō\
plural didoes or didos

Definition of DIDO

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

Di·do

noun \ˈdī-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of DIDO

:  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

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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