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[tuh-doo] /təˈdu/
noun, plural to-dos. Informal.
bustle; fuss:
They made a great to-do over the dinner.
Origin of to-do
before 900; Middle English, Old English; noun use of infinitive phrase; see to, do1, ado
See ado. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -dos
a commotion, fuss, or quarrel
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Word Origin and History for todo



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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toddle off

verb phrase

To walk away: toddled off to clean out the bookcases

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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