dido

noun di·do \ ˈdī-(ˌ)dō \

Definition of dido

plural didoes or didos
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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of dido

origin unknown


Dido

noun Di·do \ ˈdī-(ˌ)dō \

Definition of Dido

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

Origin and Etymology of dido

Latin, from Greek Didō

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