- 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.
dido definition by Webster's New World
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Rom. Myth. founder and queen of Carthage: in the Aeneid she falls in love with Aeneas and kills herself when he leaves her
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Didō
dido definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. di·dos or di·does
A mischievous prank or antic; a caper.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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noun Roman Mythology
The founder and queen of Carthage, who fell in love with Aeneas and killed herself when he abandoned her.
dido - Cultural Definition
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dido - Phrases/Idioms
cut (up) didoes
Informal to behave in mischievous or silly way