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dos-à-dos

[ doh-see-doh, -zi- for 1, 2; French doh-za-doh for 3 ]
/ ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊ, -zɪ- for 1, 2; French doʊ zaˈdoʊ for 3 /
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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.
adverb
Archaic. back to back.
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Origin of dos-à-dos

1830–40; <French: back to back
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British Dictionary definitions for dos-à-dos

dos-à-dos
/ (ˌdəʊsɪˈdəʊ, French dozado) /

noun
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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