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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Di"do
A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
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  1. (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas
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Origin unknown. The "trick" sense might come from the trick of Dido, queen of Carthage, who, having bought as much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it into thin strips long enough to enclose a spot for a citadel.

  1. (slang, regional) A fuss, a row.
  2. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
    to cut a

    dido was also found in the following language(s): Aragonese, Esperanto, and Latin

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    Fun Facts about the name Dido

    • When was the first name Dido first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dido is Friday, July 10th, 1885.
    • How unique is the name Dido? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dido. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Dido: Your name in reverse order is Odid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Idod. How do you pronounce that?

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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