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di•do  (dīdō),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -dos, -does.  Usually, didos, didoes. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsa mischievous trick;
  2. Informal Termsa bauble or trifle.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1800–10

Di•do  (dīdō),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. MythologyPhoenician,  Elissa. [Class. Myth.]a queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas.
  2. a female given name.

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dido /ˈdaɪdəʊ/ n ( pl -dos, -does)(usually plural) informal
  1. an antic; prank; trick
Etymology: 19th Century: originally US: of uncertain origin

Dido /ˈdaɪdəʊ/ n
  1. a princess of Tyre who founded Carthage and became its queen. Virgil tells of her suicide when abandoned by her lover Aeneas

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