[doh-see-doh, -zi- for 1, 2; French doh-za-doh for 3]

noun, plural dos-à-dos [doh-see-dohz, -zi-] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊz, -zɪ-/.

verb (used with or without object), dos-à-dosed [doh-see-dohd] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊd/, dos-à-dos·ing [doh-see-doh-ing] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊ ɪŋ/.

to do-si-do.


Archaic. back to back.

Origin of dos-à-dos

1830–40; < French: back to back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dos-a-dos



a seat on which the users sit back to back
an alternative spelling of do-si-do

Word Origin for dos-à-dos

literally: back to back
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