to-do

to-do

[tuh-doo]
noun, plural to-dos. Informal.
bustle; fuss: They made a great to-do over the dinner.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English; noun use of infinitive phrase; see to, do1, ado


See ado.
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to-do (təˈduː)
 
n , pl -dos
a commotion, fuss, or quarrel

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to-do
1570s, from the verb phrase to do, from O.E. to don "proper or necessary to be done" (see to). Meaning "disturbance, fuss" is first recorded 1827.
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