Main definitions of dido in English

: dido1Dido2

dido1

noun

in phrase cut/cut up didoes
North American
informal
  • Perform mischievous tricks or deeds.

    • ‘When Blackhawk began to cut up didos you had storekeepers and squirrel hunters all marching together in your company.’
    • ‘I've always had a theory that prolonged association with demented people sooner or later will cut up didos in almost anybody's brain, especially if the person hasn't any too sinewy an intellect to begin with.’
    fun, amusement, amusing time, laugh, giggle, joke
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Origin

Early 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

dido

/ˈdaɪdoʊ//ˈdīdō/

Main definitions of dido in English

: dido1Dido2

Dido2

proper noun

  • (in the "Aeneid") the queen and founder of Carthage, who fell in love with the shipwrecked Aeneas and killed herself when he deserted her.

    practical joke, trick, mischievous act, piece of mischief, joke, escapade, stunt, caper, jape, game, hoax, antic
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Pronunciation

Dido

/ˈdaɪdoʊ//ˈdīdō/