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lido

[lee-doh]
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noun, plural li·dos. British.
  1. a fashionable beach resort.
  2. a public open-air swimming pool.

Origin of lido

First recorded in 1925–30; after the Lido

Lido

[lee-doh; Italian lee-daw]
noun
  1. a chain of sandy islands in NE Italy, between the Lagoon of Venice and the Adriatic: resort.
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lido

noun plural -dos
  1. British a public place of recreation, including a pool for swimming or water sports

Word Origin

C20: after the Lido, island bathing beach near Venice, from Latin litus shore
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Word Origin and History for lido

Lido

famous resort island off Venice, from Italian lido, from Latin litus "shore."

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