Definition of Didoes
1. Noun. (plural of dido) ¹
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Definition of Didoes
1. dido [n] - See also: dido
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Literary usage of Didoes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Story of My Life, Or, The Sunshine and Shadow of Seventy Years by Mary Ashton Rice Livermore (1897)
"... Get into your Pews and Behave yourselves " — Forbidden " didoes " — I am Caught Reading Robinson Crusoe on Sunday — The Book Burned — Mourning the Birth ..."
2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"didoes, to cut up. To play the mischief. 1837 If you keep a cutting didoes, I must talk to you like a Dutch uncle.—JC Neal, ' Charcoal Sketches,' p. 201. ..."
3. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"Watchman! take that 'ere feller to the watch-house; he comes here a cutting up hit didoes every night. — Pickings from the Picayune. On, on he splurged, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"didoes. Vide To CUT didoes. Die-by-the hedge (provincial), inferior meat of cattle which have died and not been slaughtered. Die in one's shoes, ..."
5. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"didoes, pranks or capers ; " to cut up didoes," to make pranks. Dig, a hard blow. Generally in pugilistic circles applied to a straight " left-hander," ..."
6. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"He cuts capers, he cuts up shines, he even cuts didoes, as if he would imitate ... "This 'ere Frenchman has been cutting up didoes in my house now for ..."
7. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"didoes, pranks or capers; "to cut up didoes," to make pranks DIG, a hard blow. DIGGERS, spurs; also the spades on cards: DIGGINGS, lodgings, apartments, ..."