noun do·do \ˈdō-(ˌ)dō\

: a type of bird that lived in the past and that was large, heavy, and unable to fly

: a stupid or silly person

plural dodoes or dodos

Full Definition of DODO

a :  an extinct heavy flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus syn. Didus ineptus of the family Raphidae) of the island of Mauritius that was larger than a turkey and was related to the pigeon
b :  an extinct flightless bird (Raphus solitarius) of the island of Réunion similar to and closely related to the dodo
a :  one hopelessly behind the times
b :  a stupid person

Examples of DODO

  1. That dodo can't do anything right.
  2. I feel like a complete dodo.

Illustration of DODO

Origin of DODO

Portuguese doudo, from doudo silly, stupid
First Known Use: 1628
DODOES Defined for Kids


noun do·do \ˈdō-dō\
plural do·does or do·dos

Definition of DODO for Kids

:  a large heavy bird unable to fly that once lived on some of the islands of the Indian Ocean


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