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to-do

[tuh-doo] /təˈdu/
noun, plural to-dos. Informal.
1.
bustle; fuss:
They made a great to-do over the dinner.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; noun use of infinitive phrase; see to, do1, ado
Synonyms
See ado.
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  • Originally comparable to a todo list, an ordered list of things to be done.
British Dictionary definitions for todo

to-do

/təˈduː/
noun (pl) -dos
1.
a commotion, fuss, or quarrel
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Word Origin and History for todo

to-do

n.

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

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to-do

noun

A disturbance; fuss; flap: What's all the to-do? (1827+)


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