[ doh-see-doh ]
/ ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊ /
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noun, plural do-si-dos.
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.
to dance this figure around (one's partner).
verb (used without object), do-si-doed, do-si-do·ing.
to execute a do-si-do.
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Origin of do-si-do

see origin at dos-à-dos
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British Dictionary definitions for do-si-do

/ (ˌdəʊsɪˈdəʊ) /

a square-dance figure in which dancers pass each other with right shoulders close or touching and circle back to back
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a call instructing dancers to perform such a figure
Also called: dos-à-dos

Word Origin for do-si-do

C20: from dos-à-dos
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