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fais-dodo

[ fey-doh-doh ]
/ ˌfeɪ doʊˈdoʊ /
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noun, plural fais-do·dos.Louisiana.

a country dance party.

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Origin of fais-dodo

First recorded in 1940–45; Louisiana French, French: literally, “go to sleep, go night-night!” (fais 2nd person 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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