Definition of dodo
1 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
2 a : one hopelessly behind the times b : a stupid person
Examples of dodo in a sentence
That dodo can't do anything right.
I feel like a complete dodo.
Origin and Etymology of dodo
Portuguese doudo, from doudo silly, stupid
First Known Use: 1628
DODO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dodo for English Language Learners
: a type of bird that lived in the past and that was large, heavy, and unable to fly
: a stupid or silly person
DODO Defined for Kids
Definition of dodo for Students
: a large heavy bird unable to fly that once lived on some of the islands of the Indian Ocean
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