Dido meaning

dīdō
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A mischievous prank or antic; a caper.
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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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A mischievous or foolish action.
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The founder and queen of Carthage, who fell in love with Aeneas and killed herself when he abandoned her.
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See pCell.
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(slang, regional) A fuss, a row.
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To cut a dido.

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(US) Common misspelling of ditto.
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(Greek mythology) Founder and first Queen of Carthage.
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Founder and queen of Carthage: in the Aeneid she falls in love with Aeneas and kills herself when he leaves her.
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cut (up) didoes
  • To behave in a mischievous or silly way.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

cut (up) didoes

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.

    From Wiktionary