noun, plural do·dos, do·does.
Origin of dodo
British Dictionary definitions for dodoism
noun plural dodos or dodoes
Word Origin for dodo
Word Origin and History for dodoism
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.
Idioms and Phrases with dodoism
see under dead as a doornail.