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

Examples of do-si-do in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Line Dancing at the Saloon Get ready to kick, stomp, and do-si-do at the River Ranch Saloon and Dance Hall! Anna Mahan, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2023 Deep inside every hard-hitting Pearl Jam grunge-a-palooza lurks a bluegrass hoedown dying to do-si-do. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2023

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Word History


French dos-à-dos back to back

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of do-si-do was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near do-si-do

Cite this Entry

“Do-si-do.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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