do si do

do-si-do

[doh-see-doh]
noun, plural do-si-dos.
1.
a figure in square-dancing, in which two persons advance, pass around each other back to back, and return to their places.
verb (used with object), do-si-doed, do-si-doing.
2.
to dance this figure around (one's partner).
verb (used without object), do-si-doed, do-si-doing.
3.
to execute a do-si-do.

Origin:
see dos-à-dos

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do-si-do (ˌdəʊsɪˈdəʊ)
 
n
1.  a square-dance figure in which dancers pass each other with right shoulders close or touching and circle back to back
 
sentence substitute
2.  a call instructing dancers to perform such a figure
 
[C20: from dos-à-dos]

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do-si-do
1929, from Fr. dos-à-dos "back to back."
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