An example of a dido is doing a practical joke at an office party.
- To behave in a mischievous or silly way.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of dido
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.