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[doh-see-doh, -zi- for 1, 2; French doh-za-doh for 3]
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noun, plural dos-à-dos [doh-see-dohz, -zi-] /ˈdoʊ siˈdoʊz, -zɪ-/.
  1. do-si-do.
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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/.
  1. to do-si-do.
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  1. 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-a-dos


  1. a seat on which the users sit back to back
  2. an alternative spelling of do-si-do
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Word Origin

literally: back to back
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