Dido Definition

dīdō
didoes, dido
noun
A mischievous or foolish action.
Webster's New World
Founder and queen of Carthage: in the Aeneid she falls in love with Aeneas and kills herself when he leaves her.
Webster's New World
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.
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(slang, regional) A fuss, a row.

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pronoun

(Greek mythology) Founder and first Queen of Carthage.

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adverb

(US) Common misspelling of ditto.

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idiom
cut (up) didoes
  • to behave in a mischievous or silly way
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Other Word Forms of Dido

Noun

Singular:
dido
Plural:
didoes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Dido

  • cut (up) didoes

Origin of Dido

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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