- a figure in square-dancing, in which two persons advance, pass around each other back to back, and return to their places.
- to dance this figure around (one's partner).
- to execute a do-si-do.
Origin of do-si-do
see origin at dos-à-dos
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- a square-dance figure in which dancers pass each other with right shoulders close or touching and circle back to back
- a call instructing dancers to perform such a figure
Also called: dos-à-dos
C20: from dos-à-dos
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Word Origin and History for do-si-do
1929, from French dos-à-dos "back to back" (see dossier).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper