noun, plural di·dos, di·does. Usually didos, didoes. Informal.
Origin of dido
Definition for dido (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for dido
But Dido got to the loot first, and absconded with it to North Africa, where she set up her kingdom.
No naïf or innocent, Dido knows plenty about ambition, and how heartless it can make a (hu)man.
When Dido came to Africa she bought of the natives "as much land as could be encompassed with a bull's hide."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
She might have posed as Dido when she learned that the noble neas was dead.The Place of Honeymoons|Harold MacGrath
Dido, perceiving this from her tower, sent her sister Anna with a last message imploring neas yet a little to delay.Half a Hundred Hero Tales|Various
But you know, my dear friend, that showers of rain have helped lovers from the days of Dido down.The Deputy of Arcis|Honore de Balzac
But the love of Dido for Æneas is the refined passion which is the soul of the romances and of half the poetry of modern times.
British Dictionary definitions for dido (1 of 2)
noun plural -dos or -does (usually plural) informal
Word Origin for dido
British Dictionary definitions for dido (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for dido
"prank, caper," 1807, American English slang, perhaps from the name of the Carthaginian queen in the "Aeneid." Usually in phrase to cut didoes.