do-si-do

noun
\ ˌdō-(ˌ)sē-ˈdō How to pronounce do-si-do (audio) \
plural do-si-dos

Definition of do-si-do

: a square-dance figure:
a : a figure in which the dancers pass each other right shoulder to right shoulder and circle each other back to back
b : a figure in which the woman moves in a figure circling first her partner and then the man on her right

First Known Use of do-si-do

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for do-si-do

French dos-à-dos back to back

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“Do-si-do.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do-si-do. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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