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n. pl. do-si-dos
1. A movement in square dancing in which two dancers approach each other and circle back to back, then return to their original positions.
2. The call given to signal such a movement.
[Alteration of French dos à dos, back to back : dos, back (from Old French; see dossier) + à, to; see black-a-vised.]
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(Dancing) a square-dance figure in which dancers pass each other with right shoulders close or touching and circle back to back
sentence substituteAlso called: dos-à-dos
(Dancing) a call instructing dancers to perform such a figure
[C20: from dos-à-dos]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. -dos. n.
a figure in square dancing, in which two persons advance, pass around each other back to back, and return to their places.
[< French dos-à-dos back to back]
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|Noun||1.||do-si-do - a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places|
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
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