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dido

[dahy-doh] /ˈdaɪ doʊ/
noun, plural didos, didoes. Usually, didos, didoes, Informal.
1.
a mischievous trick; prank; antic.
2.
a bauble or trifle.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; origin uncertain

Dido

[dahy-doh] /ˈdaɪ doʊ/
noun
1.
Phoenician Elissa. Classical Mythology. a queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas.
2.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for dido

dido

/ˈdaɪdəʊ/
noun (usually pl) (informal) (pl) -dos, -does
1.
an antic; prank; trick
Word Origin
C19: originally US: of uncertain origin

Dido

/ˈdaɪdəʊ/
noun
1.
(classical myth) a princess of Tyre who founded Carthage and became its queen. Virgil tells of her suicide when abandoned by her lover Aeneas
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Word Origin and History for dido
n.

"prank, caper," 1807, American English slang, perhaps from the name of the Carthaginian queen in the "Aeneid." Usually in phrase to cut didoes.

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dido in Culture
Dido [(deye-doh)]

In Roman mythology, the founder and queen of Carthage in north Africa. She committed suicide in grief over the departure of her lover, the hero Aeneas.

Note: Dido is an image of the unhappy or unrequited lover.
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Slang definitions & phrases for dido

DIDO

modifier

: The DIDO principle still applies to its contents sentence A product can be no better than its constituents; esp, the validity of a computer's output cannot surpass the validity of the input; gigo

[1980s+ Computer; fr the abbreviation of dreck in, dreck out, ''shit in, shit out'']


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