fais-dodo

fais-dodo

[fey-doh-doh]
noun, plural fais-dodos. Louisiana.
a country dance party.

Origin:
< Louisiana French; French: go to sleep! (fais 2nd singular imperative of faire to do, make; dodo nursery word for “sleep,” probably based on dod(el)iner to nod, dandle (a child), influenced by dormir to sleep

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