[ doh-see-doh ]

noun,plural do-si-dos.
  1. a figure in square-dancing, in which two persons advance, pass around each other back to back, and return to their places.

verb (used with object),do-si-doed, do-si-do·ing.
  1. to dance this figure around (one's partner).

verb (used without object),do-si-doed, do-si-do·ing.
  1. to execute a do-si-do.

Origin of do-si-do

see origin at dos-à-dos

Words Nearby do-si-do Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for do-si-do


/ (ˌdəʊsɪˈdəʊ) /

  1. a square-dance figure in which dancers pass each other with right shoulders close or touching and circle back to back

sentence substitute
  1. a call instructing dancers to perform such a figure

Origin of do-si-do

C20: from dos-à-dos
  • Also called: dos-à-dos

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