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dos-à-dos

[doh-see-doh, -zi- for 1, 2; French doh-za-doh for 3] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊ, -zɪ- for 1, 2; French doʊ zaˈdoʊ for 3/
noun, plural dos-à-dos
[doh-see-dohz, -zi-] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊz, -zɪ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), dos-à-dosed
[doh-see-dohd] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊd/ (Show IPA),
dos-à-dosing
[doh-see-doh-ing] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
2.
to do-si-do.
adverb
3.
Archaic. back to back.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French: back to back
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British Dictionary definitions for dos à dos

dos-à-dos

/ˌdəʊsɪˈdəʊ; French dozado/
noun
1.
a seat on which the users sit back to back
2.
an alternative spelling of do-si-do
Word Origin
literally: back to back
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