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n. Roman Mythology
The founder and queen of Carthage, who fell in love with Aeneas and killed herself when he abandoned her.
n. pl. di·dos or di·does
A mischievous prank or antic; a caper.
n (usually plural) , pl -dos or -does
an antic; prank; trick
[C19: originally US: of uncertain origin]
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a princess of Tyre who founded Carthage and became its queen. Virgil tells of her suicide when abandoned by her lover Aeneas
n., pl. -dos, -does. Usu., didos, didoes.
1. a mischievous trick; prank; antic.
2. a bauble or trifle.
[1800–10; orig. uncertain]
a legendary queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas.