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dodo

do·do

 (dō′dō)
n. pl. do·does or do·dos
1. A large flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus) with a hooked beak that inhabited the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean until it became extinct in the late 1600s.
2. Informal One who is out-of-date, as in dress or ideas.
3. Informal A stupid person; an idiot.

[Portuguese dodó, alteration of obsolete Dutch dodors : Dutch dot, tuft of feathers + obsolete Dutch ors, tail (from Middle Dutch ærs; see ors- in Indo-European roots).]

dodo

(ˈdəʊdəʊ)
n, pl dodos or dodoes
1. (Animals) any flightless bird, esp Raphus cucullatus, of the recently extinct family Raphidae of Mauritius and adjacent islands: order Columbiformes (pigeons, etc). They had a hooked bill, short stout legs, and greyish plumage. See also ratite
2. informal an intensely conservative or reactionary person who is unaware of changing fashions, ideas, etc
3. (as) dead as a dodo (of a person or thing) irretrievably defunct or out of date
[C17: from Portuguese doudo, from doudo stupid]
ˈdodoism n

do•do

(ˈdoʊ doʊ)

n., pl. -dos, -does.
1. a large, extinct, flightless bird, Raphus cucullatus, of the pigeon family, formerly inhabiting Mauritius.
2. Slang. a dull-witted, slow-reacting person.
[1620–30; < Portuguese doudo, fool, madman]

dodo

- Comes from Portuguese doudo, "fool, simpleton," from the bird's awkward appearance.
See also related terms for simpleton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dodo - someone whose style is out of fashion
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.dodo - extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
genus Raphus, Raphus - type genus of the Raphidae: dodos
Translations
додо
dronte
DodoDronte
dodo
dododronte
dododrontti
dodo
dúdúfugl
dodo
dodo
dodo

dodo

[ˈdəʊdəʊ] N (dodos or dodoes (pl))
1. (Zool) → dodó m
see also dead A1
2. (US) (= fool) → bobo/a m/f

dodo

[ˈdəʊdəʊ] [dodoes] (pl) n
dronte m
(= silly person) → andouille f

dodo

n
Dodo m, → Dronte f; as dead as a dodomausetot
(US inf: = silly person) → Trottel m (inf)

dodo

[ˈdəʊdəʊ] n
a. (Zool) → dodo
as dead as a dodo → morto/a e sepolto/a
b. (fam) (fool) → scemo/a
References in classic literature ?
Yes, Mas'r," said Dodo, submissively; "he got that dust on his own self.
Why, Eva, you've really taken such a fancy to Dodo, that I shall be jealous.
A few cuts never come amiss with Dodo,--he's a regular spirit, I can tell you; but I won't beat him again before you, if it troubles you.
Well, Dodo, you've done pretty well, this time," said his young master, with a more gracious air.
But Eva bent to the other side of the horse, where Dodo was standing, and said, as he relinquished the reins,--"That's a good boy, Dodo;--thank you
There's a picayune for you to buy candy with, Dodo," said Henrique; "go get some.
But, then, that Dodo is a perfect sprite,--no amount of whipping can hurt him.
It was high time to go, for the pool was getting quite crowded with the birds and animals that had fallen into it: there were a Duck and a Dodo, a Lory and an Eaglet, and several other curious creatures.
And before we judge of them too harshly we must remem- ber what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its inferior races.
Tom Platt dealt with his interminable trip round the Horn on the old Ohio in the flogging days, with a navy more extinct than the dodo - the navy that passed away in the great war.
I am the Dodo,' he says, 'and I can do you to a frazzle.
Within a very few years after these islands shal have become regularly settled, in all probability this fo will be classed with the dodo, as an animal which has perished from the face of the earth.