noun, plural do·dos, do·does.
- dodgson, charles lutwidge,
- dodo split,
Origin of dodo
Examples from the Web for dodo
As David Quammen described in his elegiac The Song of the Dodo, islands are “where species go to die.”Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?|Melissa Holbrook Pierson|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Republicans are going the way of the dodo in the Golden State.
Since the Cold War, Kissingerians have largely gone the way of the dodo bird inside the GOP.Mitt Romney’s Foreign-Policy Disarray Reflects GOP Disconnect|Peter Beinart|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ever the optimist, Crystal believes that languages need not meet the fate of the dodo bird.
"Dodo, you should have broken it to him," said Edith with deep reproach.Dodo Wonders|E. F. Benson
Dodo dropped the soap which she had just rescued from the bottom of the cloudy water, and looked up with bright eyes.
Seymour was among those who were going by the early train, and when Dodo came down he had finished breakfast.
When she was introduced to the strange girl, Dodo wondered how she came to join their party but she said nothing.Polly and Her Friends Abroad|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Dodo paused and gulped back his tears and Molly did not dare trust herself to speak.Molly Brown's Senior Days|Nell Speed
noun plural dodos or dodoes
Word Origin for dodo
1620s, from Portuguese doudo "fool, simpleton," an insult applied by Portuguese sailors to the awkward bird (Didus ineptus) they found on Mauritius island. The last record of a living one is from 1681. Applied in English to stupid persons since 1886.
see under dead as a doornail.