- The definition of a dido is another term for a trick or joke, such as in the phrase “cutting a dido.”
An example of a dido is doing a practical joke at an office party.
cut (up) didoes
Origin of DidoClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Didō
nounpl. di·dos or di·does
Origin of didoOrigin unknown.
Origin unknown. The "trick" sense might come from the trick of Dido, queen of Carthage, who, having bought as much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it into thin strips long enough to enclose a spot for a citadel.
- (US) Common misspelling of ditto.
- (Greek mythology) Founder and first Queen of Carthage.