fais-dodo

[ fey-doh-doh ]
/ ˌfeɪ doʊˈdoʊ /

noun, plural fais-do·dos. Louisiana.

a country dance party.

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Origin of fais-dodo

< Louisiana French; French: go to sleep! (fais 2nd singular imperative of faire to do, make; dodo nursery word for “sleep,” probably based on dod(el)iner to nod, dandle (a child), influenced by dormir to sleep
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