Simple Definition of lido
: a public outdoor swimming pool or swimming area
Full Definition of lido
: a fashionable beach resort
Did You Know?
The original Lido is a beach resort near Venice, Italy. The town’s name comes from the Italian word lido, which means "shore" or "bank." (The Italian root derives from litus, the Latin word for "shore.") By the mid-19th century, Lido’s reputation as a chic vacation destination for the well-to-do made it the envy of seaside resorts everywhere. English speaking social climbers generalized the town’s name and started using it for any fashionably Lido-esque beach.
Origin of lido
First Known Use: 1860
Definition of Lido
island Italy in the Adriatic separating Lagoon of Venice & Gulf of Venice
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