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1620s, from Portuguese doudo "fool, simpleton," an insult applied by Portuguese sailors to the awkward bird (Didus ineptus) they found on Mauritius island. The last record of a living one is from 1681. Applied in English to stupid persons since 1886.
[fr the extinct dodo bird, rather sluggish and flightless; oddly enough, the word is fr the Portuguese name doudo, ''simpleton, fool,'' given to the bird]
amatory; loving. (1.) A descendant of Issachar (Judg. 10:1). (2.) An Ahohite, father of Eleazar, who was one of David's three heroes (2 Sam. 23:9; 1 Chr. 11:12). He was the same with Dodai mentioned in 1 Chr. 27:4. (3.) A Bethlehemite, and father of Elhanan, who was one of David's thirty heroes (2 Sam. 23:24).
American jazz pianist (b. Dec. 12, 1925, Pittsburgh, Pa.-d. Sept. 17, 2002, Pittsburgh), was a teenaged musician in top swing bands (Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, and Artie Shaw) before he became one of the first pianists to master the complexities of bebop; he played modern harmonies and fluent melodies in classic recordings by Lester Young and Charlie Parker, and he also led his own trios; a technically gifted, lyrical soloist with a bright, clear touch, he was nationally noted in the 1940s but played primarily in the Pittsburgh area after 1954 and made his last records in 1961-62.